The Colorado Rockies placed Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list Friday, and the star shortstop could sit out up to six weeks because of a broken rib.
An MRI taken Thursday night revealed a right rib fracture, the team reported. Tulowitzki was injured earlier in the day while diving for a ball in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals.
"I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's a big loss for us," Rockies Manager Walt Weiss said.
Through Thursday, Tulowitzki ranked second in the National League with a .347 batting average, third in home runs (16) and fourth in runs batted in (51).
Tulowitzki told the Denver...