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CHICAGO -- Manager Walt Weiss declared injured shortstop Troy Tulowitzki innocent of any violation of team or baseball etiquette following his visit to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees and retiring shortstop Derek Jeter on Sunday -- while the Rockies were at home playing the Pirates.

Tulowitzki being photographed at the Yankees game created a firestorm among fans and left teammates answering questions, but Weiss understands the circumstances and has no issues.

"I don't think Tulo expected it to blow up like it did," Weiss said. "It was a pretty innocent situation that got carried away with all the interest, with him [rumored to be going] to the Yankees ... and all that stuff that fueled that fire.

"But he told me he was going to see his mom before he had [his] procedure done, and she is in New York. A lot more was made of it than there was. He was going to see a guy he has emulated for a long time, probably for the last time."

As for Tulowitzki's recovery, Weiss said that all went well on Monday with the dry needling procedure on his injured left hip flexor, performed by Philadelphia surgeon Dr. William C. Meyers. The procedure is designed to promote healing.

Tulowitzki is expected back by the middle of August.

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.

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