Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki underwent a painful medical procedure known as "dry needling" Monday, reports MLB.com's Thomas Harding. Tulowitzki met with sports physician Dr. William C. Meyers in Philadelphia for the procedure, which helps speed injury recovery by creating blood flow. 

Tulowitzki injured his hip flexor on July 19, and hasn't played since. MLB.com reports that he is expected to return by the middle of August. 

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Tulowitzki leads the majors in on-base percentage (.432) and is second in batting average (.340) and slugging percentage (.603). His 21 home runs leads all shortstops. 

The Rockies are 43-62 and in last place in the NL West. 

- Alex Hampl 

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