Tulo scratched from lineup, but just for rest

Weiss opts not to play shortstop on back-to-back days, no injury reported

Tulo scratched from lineup, but just for rest

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss scratched shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Saturday's lineup against the Dodgers, but not because of an injury.

"He's fine," Weiss said. "I was just mapping out his workload. I just made a decision to give him a day today, as opposed to playing him back-to-back. It had nothing to do with how he felt physically."

Tulowitzki's health is constantly watched because of his history of leg injuries, the latest of which was a left hip labrum issue that required season-ending surgery last August. Tulowitzki began playing this spring sooner than the Rockies expected. In seven Cactus League games, he is 3-for-14 (.214) with two home runs and three RBIs.

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