Dexter Fowler, Troy Tulowitzki To Rehab With Triple-A Sky Sox Starting Monday


Last season Bill Geivett and others in the Colorado Rockies front office insisted that it was injuries and not a lack of talent that cost their team a chance to contend in 2012. It was easy to roll one’s eyes at this assertion, but the results in 2013 have supported their theory to this point. As injuries have stacked up of late, the Rockies find themselves in a miserable stretch (7-17 in their last 24 games).

Thankfully help might be on the way soon. Dexter Fowler (finger) and Troy Tulowitzki (ribs) will begin rehab assignments tonight with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

As reported by Troy Renck of the Denver Post:

Fowler. Image: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Both players are targeting Thursday’s series against the Los Angeles Dodgers as a return date, with Fowler the more likely of the two to be ready by then.

That four game series against the Yasiel Puig-fueled Dodgers looms large going into the All-Star break. If the Rockies get two of their best players back for those games, then all the better.