Tulowitzki to meet with doctor in Philadelphia

Tulowitzki to meet with doctor in Philadelphia

DENVER -- Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia on Saturday to visit with noted surgeon Dr. William C. Meyers to discuss the left hip flexor strain that has him on the 15-day disabled list.

It was Meyers who performed the surgery to remove scar tissue from Tulowitzki's right groin in 2012. Meyers specializes in upper leg muscle and core injuries, and has performed sport hernia surgeries on players throughout the world of sports. Meyers' expertise is in diagnosing imbalances or other issues that could be underlying causes for various injuries.

The Rockies announced after Saturday night's 8-1 victory over the Pirates that Tulowitzki made the trip. The club noted that the Rockies' training and medical staffs often encourage players to visit with specialists. Players and their agents also are commonly known to seek specialists outside the club's doctors.

Tulowitzki, who sustained the injury last Saturday in Pittsburgh, is tied with the Astros' Jose Altuve for the Major League lead in batting (.340) and is tops in on-base percentage (.432) and OPS (1.035).

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.