Tracy hopes Tulo will return by end of season

Tracy hopes Tulo will return by end of season

Tracy hopes Tulo will return by end of season
DENVER -- Rockies manager Jim Tracy holds out hope that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, suffering from bursitis in his left hip, will return to the lineup before the end of the season.

The Rockies also are keeping a close eye on the sore back of first baseman Todd Helton. Both players left Tuesday night's game at Milwaukee after aggravating their injuries.

In addition, third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff has been slowed by stiffness in his lower back that flared up in recent days.