Troy Tulowitzki out of the lineup, but says quadriceps injury “not serious”

5 Comments

Troy Tulowitzki is out of the Rockies’ lineup tonight, but the shortstop told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that his quadriceps injury “is not serious.”

Instead he’s merely “a little sore” and “have learned the hard way I can’t rush it.” However, according to Renck he’s likely to miss “the next few games.”

Tulowitzki missed nearly one-third of the season with a quadriceps injury in 2008, but it sounds like he may avoid the disabled list this time around. Counting tonight the Rockies have six games remaining in the first half, so if Tulowitzki can’t return before the break it’ll be interesting to see if he plays in the All-Star game or, unlike Placido Polanco, decides to take the time to rest for the second half.

Colorado is also without Carlos Gonzalez, who’s active but sidelined by a wrist injury, which is why the Rockies called up Ian Stewart from Triple-A.

Indians sign Melky Cabrera to a minor league deal

Getty Images
Leave a comment

The Indians have signed free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor league deal. The pact is pending a physical.

Cabrera, 33, went unsigned this past offseason after putting up a season of .285/.324/.423 with 17 homers and 85 RBI with the White Sox and the Royals.

Cabrera will report to Columbus once he passes his physical and, according to Paul Hoynes, there are no guarantees being made to him that he’ll get playing time. That said, the Indians aren’t getting much outfield production from anyone besides Michael Brantley, and Cabrera’s status as a switch hitter would give Terry Francona some flexibility, so it would not be shocking to see him on the big club after some reps in the minors.