Troy Tulowitzki leaves game with left quad tightness

Troy Tulowitzki has been making headlines lately with rumors of an impending trade demand, but the Colorado Rockies’ shortstop made news of a different sort when he left Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning with what the team is describing as left quad tightness.

Tulowitzki struck out in the first inning against Clayton Kershaw. He came up again in the top of the third and grounded out back to the mound. There was no noticeable injury on the play, but Daniel Descalso replaced him defensively when the Rockies took the field in the bottom of the third.

Tulowitzki has a history of injuries, playing only 126 games in 2013 and 91 last year, but he has played in every game so far this season, batting .284 with two home runs and 11 RBI. He has played more than 150 games only twice in his career, most recently in 2009.

The Rockies have not yet addressed the severity of this latest injury. Tulowitzki’s replacement, Descalso, hit a three-run double in the seventh inning to pull the Rockies within 6-4, but that was the end of the scoring for the Rockies, who lost by that score.

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