Rockies place Tulowitzki on DL with strained left groin

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed infielder Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin muscle. Additionally, the Rockies have reinstated infielder Chris Nelson from the 15-day disabled list. Nelson will be in uniform and available for tonight’s Rockies vs. Astros game at Coors Field.

Tulowitzki, 27, is batting .287 (52-for-181) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs and 27 RBI in 47 games for the Rockies this season. The All-Star shortstop is a career .292 (822-for-2,813) hitter with 160 doubles, 23 triples, 130 home runs and 470 RBI in 744 career Major League games. Tulowitzki is the only player in the Majors to be named an All-Star and win both the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger and Rawlings Gold Glove Awards in each of the last two seasons. Tulowitzki became the second National League shortstop in history (Ernie Banks five times) to have 30-home run, 100-RBI season with his 30-homer, 105-RBI campaign in 2011. This will be Tulowitzki’s first stint on the disabled list since 6/18-7/21/10.

Nelson, 26, was placed on the 15-disabled list on 5/16 with left wrist inflammation. He appeared in nine games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs and hit .278 (10-for-36) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBI and 9 runs. Nelson was a member of the Rockies Opening Day roster and is hitting .219 (16-for-73) with 5 doubles, 7 RBI and 4 runs scored in 24 games for the Rockies this season. Nelson is a career .245 (68-for-278) hitter with 16 doubles, one triple, 4 home runs and 23 RBI in 104 career Major League games, all with Colorado.


The Rockies have 39 players on the 40-man roster.