Troy Tulowitzki day to day after HBP

Updated: March 13, 2014, 3:32 AM ET
Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is expected to miss a couple of days with a bruised left calf after being hit by a pitch in the Rockies' 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

Tulowitzki fell to the ground and clutched his leg after Arizona starter Wade Miley hit him with a fastball with two outs in the fourth. He limped to first before leaving the game.

X-rays were negative, but it was a scary moment for the Rockies, who have seen their three-time All-Star suffer numerous injuries.

"It hit him on the outside of the leg, so it didn't hit the bone or anything," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He won't be in there (Thursday), but I don't think it will be long."

Miley said he was trying to work Tulowitzki inside and it cut too far.

When asked whether he thought Miley might have been intentionally throwing at Tulowitzki after Arizona slugger Mark Trumbo was hit in the top of the fourth, Weiss said, "I don't know."

Miley went five innings, allowing one run on four hits, including Michael McKenry's RBI double. He struck out five.



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