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Rockies Designate Moyer For Assignment

Jamie Moyer has been designated for assignment by the Rockies.

Moyer, 49, said in a news conference that he still had hopes of continuing his career elsewhere but his immediate plan was to return home and attend a son's high school graduation.

"It's a tough pill to swallow but it's part of the business," the left-hander said.

The Rockies recalled Carlos Torres from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Moyer's roster spot.

Via Associated Press

Tulowitzki Out With Groin Strain

Troy Tulowitzki left Wednesday night's game against the Astros in the seventh inning with what the team said was a strained left groin.

The Rockies shortstop appeared to suffer the injury while running out an infield ground out in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Tulowitzki is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Thursday.

"We don't know anything more than just that. We just have to wait and see to what extent," manager Jim Tracy said.

Via Associated Press

Tulowitzki Fears He's Headed For DL

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said it was possible he could go to the 15-day disabled list after straining his left groin on Wednesday night.

Tulowitzki said how he feels Thursday will determine the next step in dealing with an injury that has lingered since the season-opening series in Houston in April.

"It's tough," the shortstop said. "The first thing I thought about was we're playing well and we have a chance for a sweep [Thursday against the Astros]. But sitting there thinking about it, there's nothing you can really do. When you're hurt, you're hurt.

"There are some other guys around the league that are dealing with the same sort of things. Only for so long you can keep going out there until you need to get it right. My groin has been bothering me. There have been tweaks here and there and I'd get a day [off], but this is worse than just the kind of tweak I'd normally felt."

Via MLB.com

De La Rosa's Rehab Pushed Back

Jorge De La Rosa's comeback from Tommy John surgery hit a snag on Saturday when the Rockies decided to shut him down because of tightness in his left forearm.

The left-hander had been on pace to return to Colorado's rotation on June 2, which is a day shy of the one-year anniversary of his operation.

He will be able to pitch again on May 26, when a new 30-day clock starts ticking on his minor league rehab assignment, although he could return to the Rockies at any point during that time frame.

"I still don't think that this is any big thing," manager Jim Tracy said. "It's just another avenue in the road that you have to go down as you're recuperating from this process and this surgery."

De La Rosa said he was disappointed, but understands the Rockies are just being cautious.

"I want to be here, but like they say, I need more time," De La Rosa said. "I think I have to pitch more and build up my pitches to be ready to pitch here. They want to be careful with me because it hasn't been a year since I had the surgery. So, they know how hard it is to come back from this."

Via Associated Press

Rockies GM: No Staff Shake-Up Coming

The Rockies are disappointed by their slow start, but general manager Dan O'Dowd said there are no plans for a major shake-up involving the coaching staff.

"It's been frustrating for everyone involved, for our fans, for the players, for everyone. But I don't sense that we are that point (where there would be changes). That's not how we do business," O'Dowd said.

"No doubt that we have to find a way to get some wins and hang in there. I believe the talent is there. That's what scouts who come in and see us tell me. We need the pieces of the puzzle to fit."

Via Denver Post

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