After having one his better seasons in some time, Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki‘s 2014 campaign is over.
According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, Tulowitzki will reportedly undergo labral repair surgery on his left hip Friday, effectively ending his season.
#Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki will undergo labral repair surgery on his left hip Friday in Vail, Colo. will miss rest of season.
— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) August 14, 2014
Tulowitzki has not played since Jul. 19, his second game out of the All-Star break, which he participated in.
Over the past five seasons, including this one, Tulowitzki’s fractured his wrist (2010), had season-ending groin surgery (2012), sustained a fractured rib (2013), and now will repair a hip ailment ending his ’14 year.
The oft-injured shortstop is one of the best, if not the best, at his position in the league, but there’s a good chance his name comes up in trade talk this winter. Tulowitzki’s a premier talent, however, because Colorado is currently one of the worst teams in the MLB, they could look to part ways and rebuild.
And the Rockies’ non-postseason chances were another reason for “Tulo” to go under the knife.
In 91 games this season for Colorado, Tulowitzki batted .340 and hit 21 home runs with 52 RBIs. He had the highest on-base percentage (.432) and slugging percentage (.603) of his career.