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37 Reasons Why the Time for the Rockies to Trade Troy Tulowitzki Is Now

Troy Tulowitzki. Videos and more below.
Troy Tulowitzki. Videos and more below.


Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been the Colorado Rockies' most talented player for much if not all of his tenure on the squad.

 At first, this fact would make reports that he's on the trade block seem patently insane.

But they're definitely not. In fact, there are at least 37 good reasons why the time to deal him is now — and 36 of them have to do with injuries.

As we noted last August, when the Rockies announced that a hip problem would keep him off the diamond for the remainder of the season, Tulo has been an injury magnet over the course of his career. The Baseball Prospectus website lists a whopping 36 of them during his time as a baseball pro. Some were minor, but they've cumulatively kept him on the shelf for well over 300 games.

So what's reason number 37? Shock of shocks, Tulowitzki is actually healthy right now and playing solidly: Baseball Prospectus lists his batting average at .298, with fifteen of his 31 hits for extra bases.

And since it's already clear the Rockies are going nowhere this season (after yesterday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Rocks have lost ten game straight), a prompt trade would likely maximize his value.

Hurry, before he gets hurt again.

Continue for our previously shared list of Tulowitzki's injuries, supplemented with videos about some of his specific boo-boos — followed by a clip of him hyping a pain-relief cream

Number 1:

Date on: 2005-08-03

Date off: 2005-09-03

Transaction: Minors

Days: 31

Games: 0

Body Part: Left thigh strain

Severity: Quadriceps

Number 2:

Date on: 2007-03-11

Date off: 2007-03-13

Transaction: Camp

Days: 2

Games: 0

Body Part: Left wrist contusion

Severity: Hit by pitch

Number 3:

Date on: 2007-06-03

Date off: 2007-06-05

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 1

Body Part: Right groin strain

Severity:

Number 4:

Date on: 2007-07-24

Date off: 2007-07-26

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 2

Body Part: General medical: gastrointestinal

Severity: GI

Number 5:

Date on: 2008-04-30

Date off: 2008-06-20

Transaction: Fifteen day disabled list

Days: 51

Games: 46

Body Part: Left thigh strain

Severity: Quadriceps tendon

Number 6:

Date on: 2008-07-05

Date off: 2008-07-21

Transaction: Fifteen day disabled list

Days: 16

Games: 13

Body Part: Right thumb laceration

Severity: Thumb

Number 7:

Date on: 2009-03-20

Date off: 2009-03-26

Transaction: Camp

Days: 6

Games: 0

Body Part: Low back tightness

Severity:

Number 8:

Date on: 2009-05-10

Date off: 2009-05-12

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 1

Body Part: Left thigh strain

Severity: Quadriceps

Number 9:

Date on: 2009-06-03

Date off: 2009-06-06

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 3

Games: 3

Body Part: Left hand contusion

Severity:

Number 10:

Date on: 2009-08-21

Date off: 2009-08-22

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 1

Games: 1

Body Part: General medical illness

Severity: GI

Number 11:

Date on: 2009-09-08

Date off: 2009-09-11

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 3

Games: 3

Body Part: Back soreness

Severity:

Number 12:

Date on: 2010-05-10

Date off: 2010-05-13

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 3

Games: 2

Body Part: Right thigh strain

Severity: Quadriceps

Number 13:

Date on: 2010-06-12

Date off: 2010-06-15

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 3

Games: 2

Body Part: Groin strain

Severity:

Number 14:

Date on: 2010-06-18

Date off: 2010-07-27

Transaction: Fifteen day disabled list

Days: 39

Games: 33

Body Part: Left wrist fracture

Severity: Hamate (Hit by pitch)

Number 15:

Date on: 2010-08-30

Date off: 2010-09-01

Transaction: day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 2

Body Part: Right groin tightness

Severity:

Number 16:

Date on: 2011-03-04

Date off: 2011-03-06

Transaction: Camp

Days: 2

Games: 0

Body Part: Right foot contusion

Severity: Heel on back swing

Number 17:

Date on: 2011-07-05

Date off: 2011-07-09

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 4

Games: 4

Body Part: Right thigh tightness

Severity: Quadriceps

Number 18:

Date on: 2011-08-31

Date off: 2011-08-31

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 0

Games: 0

Body Part: Left wrist soreness

Severity:

Number 19:

Date on: 2011-09-08

Date off: 2011-09-10

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 1

Body Part: Left hip inflammation

Severity: Bursitis

Number 20:

Date on: 2011-09-11

Date off: 2011-09-13

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 1

Body Part: Left hip inflammation

Severity: Bursitis

Number 21:

Date on: 2011-09-14

Date off: 2011-09-20

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 6

Games: 6

Body Part: Left hip inflammation

Severity: Bursitis

Number 22:

Date on: 2012-03-04

Date off: 2012-03-07

Transaction: Camp

Days: 3

Games: 0

Body Part: General medical illness

Severity:

Number 23:

Date on: 2012-04-09

Date off: 2012-04-09

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 0

Games: 0

Body Part: Hip strain

Severity: Hip flexor

Number 24:

Date on: 2012-05-09

Date off: 2012-05-11

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 1

Body Part: Left groin soreness

Severity:

Number 25:

Date on: 2012-05-14

Date off: 2012-05-14

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 0

Games: 0

Body Part: Lower left leg contusion

Severity: Batted ball

Number 26:

15-DL 126 113 Left Groin

Date on: 2012-05-31

Date off: 2012-10-04

Transaction: Fifteen day disabled list

Days: 126

Games: 113

Body Part: Left groin

Severity: Surgery: Scar Tissue Near Nerve . Surgery date: 2012-06-21

Number 27:

Date on: 2013-04-29

Date off: 2013-05-01

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 2

Body Part: Left shoulder strain

Severity: Rotator cuff

Number 28:

Date on: 2013-05-06

Date off: 2013-05-08

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 1

Body Part: Lower leg tightness

Severity:

Number 29:

Date on: 2013-06-13

Date off: 2013-07-11

Transaction: Fifteen day disabled list

Days: 28

Games: 26

Body Part: Right trunk fracture

Severity: Rib

Number 30:

Date on: 2013-08-25

Date off: 2013-08-27

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 2

Body Part: Abdomen strain

Severity: Oblique

Number 31:

Date on: 2014-03-13

Date off: 2014-03-17

Transaction: Camp

Days: 4

Games: 0

Body Part: Lower left leg contusion

Severity: Calf

Number 32:

Date on: 2014-04-09

Date off: 2014-04-11

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 1

Body Part: Right thigh strain

Severity: Quadriceps

Number 33:

Date on: 2014-05-26

Date off: 2014-05-26

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 0

Games: 0

Body Part: Ankle sprain

Severity:

Number 34:

Date on: 2014-06-14

Date off: 2014-06-15

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 1

Games: 1

Body Part:

Severity:

Number 35:

Date on: 2014-07-04

Date off: 2014-07-06

Transaction: Day-to-day

Days: 2

Games: 2

Body Part: Groin tightness

Severity:

Number 36:

Date on: 2014-07-20

Date off: Out for season

Transaction: Fifteen day disabled list

Days: Out for season

Games: Out for season

Body Part: Left hip strain

Severity: Hip flexor

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