Tucson - Troy Tulowitzki's big scare turned out to be a false alarm.
The Rockies' rookie shortstop found out this morning that he did not suffer any fractures or major damage Saturday after getting hit just above the right wrist by a fastball thrown by the Padres' Doug Brocail. X-rays showed that Tulowitzki suffered only a bad bruise.
"I'm pretty much day-to-day, and tomorrow I'll takes some throws and see where I am," Tulowitzki said. "Tomorrow will be a big day for me, taking some swings in the cage."
Tulowitzki said he wasn't sure how long it would be before he was back playing.
"We'll see how it goes," he said. "Then (the Rockies) will be making those decisions."
The club's 22-year-old prospect went down during the fifth inning of a split-squad game in Peoria, Ariz. He said it was a painful, foreboding moment.
"I was scared," he said. "Supposedly there is a nerve that runs through to your two fingers, and both my pinky and ring finger were very numb. I didn't have feeling in them for quite some time, so I was very nervous. And things started coming to my mind, but as I calmed down, things started coming back into place."
A collective sigh of relief goes up from Rockies fans.