Jun 12, 2012 7:43 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Wednesday, June 13. Tulowitzki, 27, is scheduled to play for the Sky Sox against the Reno Aces (Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks) in the team's 12:35 PM start at Security Service Field. Tulowitzki was placed on the disabled list on May 31 with a strained left groin muscle.
The Santa Clara, CA native will be making his third appearance as a member of the Sky Sox. The talented young infielder originally skipped the Triple-A Sky Sox all together in 2007 when he won the starting shortstop job with the Rockies. He went on hit .291 (177-for-609) with 24 homers and 99 RBIs as he finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year Award and helped the Rockies reach their first ever World Series.
In 2008, Tulowitzki suffered a left quadriceps tendon tear and rehabbed with the Sky Sox in June of that year. During that two game stint, Tulowitzki hit .429 (3-for-7) with a double, two runs scored and a RBI. In 2010, a fractured left hand sent Tulowitzki to the Sky Sox on rehab and he hit .250 (1-for-4) with a run scored and a walk in two games.
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