Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left in the third inning of the team's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with left quad tightness, according to a team announcement.
Tulowitzki ran hard out of the batter's box on a grounder to Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw but slowed down considerably about halfway up the line. The four-time all-star was replaced at shortstop by Daniel Descalso in the bottom half of the inning.
It's hard to forget, of course, that Tulowitzki underwent season-ending hip surgery last year after suffering an injury running out a grounder in July in Pittsburgh. The hip injury was in addition to numerous groin and quad issues the 30-year-old star has dealt with throughout his major league career.
Tulowitzki made headlines this week when his agent, Paul Cohen, leaked to the New York Post that the face of the Rockies' franchise was considering requesting a trade. Tulowitzki put those rumors to bed on Thursday, telling the media that he'd rather step up his performance and help the Rockies win.
In the event Tulowitzki faces a stint on the disabled list, the Rockies would likely recall Cristhian Adames from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill a spot on the 25-man roster. Adames, who occupies a 40-man roster spot, appeared in seven games for Colorado last season, going 1-for-15 with a run scored. He's hitting .323/.380/.485 in 110 plate appearances for the Isotopes in 2015.
We'll have more on this as it unfolds. Stay tuned.
The injury currently has Tulo as day to day.
Tulo is being called day to day.— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) May 16, 2015
P.S. Baseball is stupid.