Rockies injuries: Troy Tulowitzki, Dexter Fowler may begin rehab assignments this week

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The Rockies hope that the pair of players can provide a boost for the struggling team.

The Colorado Rockies hope to receive a boost from a pair of injured players later this week, as Dexter Fowler is expected to begin his rehab assignment on Monday and Troy Tulowitzki may begin his rehab assignment later in the week, reports Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Fowler plans to play with the Rockies Triple-A affiliate on Monday and Tuesday, and will hopefully return to the team on Thursday, according to Renck. Colorado placed Fowler on the DL on July 2 (retroactive to June 26) with a bone bruise, making Thursday his first eligible day to return.

The outfielder is in the midst of his best offensive season for the Rockies, hitting .291/.390/.473 with 12 stolen bases in 304 plate appearances.

The Rockies are being a bit more cautious with Tulowitzki; the shortstop told Renck that he is unsure of his rehab schedule and needs to test everything before returning. Tulowitzki fractured his rib on June 13, and has been on the DL since the injury.

Tulowitzki has had a dominant season at the plate, hitting .347/.413/.635 in 252 plate appearances. The Rockies have struggled without their shortstop, going 7-14 since Tulowitzki landed on the disabled list.

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