Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who landed on the 15-day disabled list with a hip flexor strain, flew to Philadelphia Saturday to have a specialist examine him. According to MLB.com's Thomas Harding, Tulowitzki visited Dr. William Meyers, who performed surgery on Tulowitzki in 2012. It's not uncommon for players to seek a second opinion from a trusted doctor, and no one could criticize Tulowitzki for making his health a priority.
What is a little strange was Tulowitzki's appearance at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Tulowitzki went to New York and was shown on the YES Network during the Blue Jays-Yankees game.
Tulowitzki, who has spent his entire career in Colorado, and is a four-time All-Star. Tulowitzki signed a six-year contract extension in 2010 guaranteeing more than $150 million that would keep him in Colorado until 2020. With the Rockies in last place in the NL West, they may prefer to send Tulowitzki elsewhere.
The timing of Tulowitzki's visit to the Yankees is awkward for a few reasons. He said before the season started that it would be an "honor" to replace Derek Jeter as the Yankees' shortstop, and said in July that he doesn't want to become baseball's Dan Marino.
On Saturday the Colorado Rockies botched "Tulowitzki night." The team gave away 15,000 free Troy Tulowitzki jerseys to fans — but there was a spelling error in his name.
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