Tulowitzki returns to his old Coors home
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned to Coors Field, saying he is “in a good place” 11 months after being traded by the Rockies.
Tulowitzki was in Denver on Monday for a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, the team that acquired him from the Rockies on July 27. He greeted his old Colorado teammates during batting practice and had a warm embrace with rookie shortstop Trevor Story, who has succeeded him in the field.
Tulowitzki said he is not bitter despite being unhappy about how the trade transpired last summer.
Tulowitzki played 10 years with the Rockies and helped lead them to the 2007 World Series as a rookie.
Matz could be out:
Mets pitcher Steven Matz could miss his next start because of elbow discomfort. The left-hander, who left his start Friday at Atlanta in the fifth inning, underwent an MRI exam Monday in New York. He is scheduled to start Wednesday at Washington.
Nats to call up pitcher:
The Nationals plan to call up top prospect Lucas Giolito to make his major-league debut Tuesday against the Mets.
A-Rod benched again:
Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez said he was “surprised” to be out of the lineup for the second day in a row. Rodriguez, who turns 41 next month, is batting .223 with eight homers and 26 RBIs.
Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki jokes with reporters after holding a news conference before facing the Rockies.