Troy Tulowitzki Injury: Strained Groin Lands SS On DL

They were hoping for just a few days. But now it's going to be a couple of weeks, as Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's groin injury has landed him on the Disabled List (reports Tracy Ringolsby).

If Tulowitzki comes back strong in the middle of June, this shouldn't hurt the Rockies much. But they're already 11½ games out of first place, and Tulowitzki's been fantastic lately, with four home runs and 11 RBI in his last nine games. And after getting off to a shaky start in the field -- he's already made more errors this spring than he made all of last season -- he's gotten back to his usual self, defensively.

In the short term, it looks like Marco Scutaro will play a lot of shortstop, shifting from second, with Chris Nelson and DJ LeMahieu getting more time than usual. Tulowitzki's absence probably won't cost the Rockies a playoff spot, but if they finish a game or two out, we might remember this DL stint.

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