Tulo exits game with apparent quad injury

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tulowitzki headshot.jpgRockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left Sunday’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a right quadriceps strain, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.

Melvin Mora came on to play second base and Clint Barmes slid over to short.  Tulo was 1-for-2 with a single before exiting and is batting .311 on the year with a .381 on-base percentage and .429 slugging.  It would obviously be a major blow to the Rockies if he were to require a stay on the 15-day disabled list.

Tulowitzki will be reevaluated Monday, and we should all know more about the severity of the injury by then.  The 25-year-old has played in all 30 of Colorado’s games this season.  For now, he’s being called “day-to-day.”

Dodgers sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.