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Jun 14, 2014 9:59 PM by Posted by Greg Smith

Rockies hoping Tulo not out long with sore toe

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki indicated he felt good Saturday morning after suffering an injury at the base of the middle toe on his right foot Friday night, but he and the Rockies are awaiting the results of an MRI to be sure.

The National League leader in batting (.356) and several other offensive categories, Tulowitzki suffered the injury when he singled to lead off the ninth inning Friday and left the game. The hit sparked a comeback in the 7-4 victory over the Giants. Postgame X-rays were negative.

Tulowitzki was not limping as he walked toward the training room for treatment Saturday after having the MRI. Manager Walt Weiss said he expected the results Saturday.

The Rockies are already without regulars Carlos Gonzalez (left index finger), Michael Cuddyer (left shoulder) and Nolan Arenado (left middle finger) and are in a key stretch of games leading to the All-Star break. They need Tulowitzki.

"When we get the green light and he passes all the tests, he'll play," Weiss said. "We're always going to be cautious with guys coming off an injury. We're not going to send them out there if they're still feeling it, but if he's good to go, he'll be out there."



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