Tu­low­itzki re­turns to his old Coors home

San Francisco Chronicle - - BASEBALL -

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.

David Zalubowski / As­so­ci­ated Press

Toronto short­stop Troy Tu­low­itzki jokes with re­porters af­ter hold­ing a news con­fer­ence be­fore fac­ing the Rock­ies.

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