Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that SS Troy Tulowitzki's season could be over. His sources have indicated that Tulo, though recovering, may instead be shut down to ensure a healthy return in 2013, when the team will have a chance to reload and try for the NL West again.
The Colorado Rockies currently sit at 37-60 and 17.5 games behind the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants. Tulowitzki has played in only 47 games for the Rockies in 2012 and a combined 203 late appearances.
He appeared to be on track for a June return, but pulled himself from one of his rehab games with a strained left groin. The Rockies have begun to use rookie SS Josh Rutledge in his place.