Ankle injury derails Mark Mulder's pitching comeback with Angels

  • Mark Mulder's comeback took an unexpected turn Saturday in training camp. Read it: ankle injury. Official diagnosis is expected Sunday, but reports suggest a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Game over.A 36-year-old lefthander, Mulder is bidding to resume his pitching career. He retired in 2010 and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008. News of his injury came Saturday via .com’s Alden Gonzalez from Los Angeles Angels training camp.X-rays were taken, according to media reports. Mulder's expected bullpen session was cancelled. Mulder was injured while warming up for his throwing time. The Angels are interested in Mulder, who despite his lengthy layoff was viewed as a potential member of their rotation.Mulder's career was cut short by shoulder injuries. He hadn't won a game since 2006. However, he made a change in his delivery, inspired by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Paco Rodriguez, and liked what he could do. Given his success, he held a tryout session in November, according to the Los Angeles Times."You could tell right away this was a little different than most guys who do these things," said Tim Huff, s夜网论坛pecial assistant to Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, told the Times. "After 10 pitches, all three of us kind of looked at each other and said, 'Who's going to get on the phone to their GMs faster?' "The Angels, loaded with high-priced stars but a dud last season, have problems with their rotation. They'll monitor Mulder, but anything more than a minor sprain will hurt his chances[......]

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    Troy Tulowitzki gets career hit No. 1,000

  • DENVER — Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki singled up the middle in the seventh inning of Saturday night's 11-10 win against the New York Mets for his 1,000th career hit.In front of his home crowd, Troy Tulowitzki ropes career hit No. 1,000 up the middle: http://t.co/1MWklm3RWc pic.twitter.com/BXPG0BUF5k— Milestones (@Mileston夜网论坛es) May 4, 2014Tulowitzki, who is in his ninth year in the big leagues, became the fifth Rockies player with 1,000 hits and the 78th active player to reach that milestone. The milestone hit came off reliever Daisuke Matsuzaka. The feat was announced over the public address system and the crowd at Coors Field responded with a standing ovation for Tulowitzki.He acknowledged the tribute as he stood on first base, tipping his batting helmet to the crowd. Pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Kyle Farnsworth, and the Rockies, down by six runs early, rallied again to beat the Mets in a wild affair. Tulowitzki singled off Farnsworth (0-2) to start the bottom of the ninth. He advanced to second on a deep flyout by Arenado, and Culberson followed with a drive that cleared the center field wall.[......]

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