{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Tulowitzki expects to return to lineup Wednesday

|
Tulowitzki expects to return to lineup Wednesday play video for Tulowitzki expects to return to lineup Wednesday

LOS ANGELES -- Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's strained left rotator cuff felt better taking batting practice Tuesday than it did Monday, and he expects to return to the starting lineup for Wednesday night's final game of three against the Dodgers.

Tulowitzki was not available to play during Monday night's 12-2 victory. Rockies trainers recommended he not be in the lineup for Tuesday's game, but he said he was available for pinch-hitting duty.

"Compared to yesterday, today was a lot different," Tulowitzki said. "I'm looking forward to getting back."

Tulowitzki talked to the media after taking batting practice in the indoor cage. He also took swings on the field, and knocked homers into the Dodgers bullpen in left and into the left-field bleachers -- further proof that he is ready to swing at full strength.

Tulowitzki, who suffered the injury sliding to home plate during Sunday's 4-2 loss at Arizona, joked that Monday's victory over the Dodgers made it easier for the team to tell him to sit one more day.

"I was talking to some guys and said, 'Yesterday was a bad win for us,'" Tulowitzki said. "I was obviously joking. But I think it would have been a little different if we would have lost.

"But I think I can talk them into making sure that I'm in there tomorrow. I can't handle watching any more games."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español