7/29/2014 12:11 A.M. ET
CarGo can hurt you even when hurt
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
CHICAGO -- Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez showed on Sunday that even in pain, he's a weapon.
Gonzalez didn't play on Saturday and didn't start on Sunday because of a twisted right ankle, but he made a full-length diving catch, complete with a faceplant, to steal a hit from Neil Walker in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Pirates.
With Corey Dickerson battling issues with his left groin, Gonzalez was back in the lineup, in right field, on Monday night against the Cubs.
"I wasn't feeling 100 percent [on Sunday], but [Brandon] Barnes was [dealing with a sore right hamstring], Dickie was sore and Drew [Stubbs] was hurt, too, so I did what was possible to be ready and help the team," Gonzalez said. "Even if you're hurting, you still play the game the right way, and hard."
Manager Walt Weiss praised Gonzalez's defensive play.
"That was a heck of a catch," Weiss said. "He went after the ball real well, and he wasn't feeling great."
Weiss has no issue with Tulo's Bronx visit
CHICAGO -- Manager Walt Weiss declared injured shortstop Troy Tulowitzki innocent of any violation of team or baseball etiquette following his visit to Yankee Stadium to watch the Yankees and retiring shortstop Derek Jeter on Sunday -- while the Rockies were at home playing the Pirates.
Tulowitzki being photographed at the Yankees game created a firestorm among fans and left teammates answering questions, but Weiss understands the circumstances and has no issues.
"I don't think Tulo expected it to blow up like it did," Weiss said. "It was a pretty innocent situation that got carried away with all the interest, with him [rumored to be going] to the Yankees ... and all that stuff that fueled that fire.
"But he told me he was going to see his mom before he had [his] procedure done, and she is in New York. A lot more was made of it than there was. He was going to see a guy he has emulated for a long time, probably for the last time."
As for Tulowitzki's recovery, Weiss said that all went well on Monday with the dry needling procedure on his injured left hip flexor, performed by Philadelphia surgeon Dr. William C. Meyers. The procedure is designed to promote healing.
Tulowitzki is expected back by the middle of August.
Morneau, Logan hoping to return to face Cubs
CHICAGO -- First baseman Justin Morneau went 2-for-4 in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday night.
Morneau (.312, 13 homers, 60 RBIs in 89 games for the Rockies), who is out with a strained neck but eligible to return, hopes to rejoin the big league team on Tuesday in Chicago.
In addition, left-handed reliever Boone Logan (2-1, 6.11 ERA in 25 appearances) struck out one in a clean inning for Colorado Springs.
It was Logan's first rehab outing since being placed on the disabled list with diverticulitis, a digestive ailment. Like Morneau, Logan is eligible to return and wants to do so on Tuesday.
Anderson stands by his tweets
CHICAGO -- Left-hander Brett Anderson stepped into Troy Tulowitzki's social media controversy, but said that he can take the heat.
Tulowitzki, on the East Coast for a procedure on his hip flexor to address the injury that has him on the disabled list, took time on Sunday to take in the Blue Jays-Yankees game in the Bronx and watch the soon-to-retire Derek Jeter.
Anderson quipped in a tweet on Sunday night:
If Derek Jeter said jump...I apparently know someone that would jump reallllly high.- Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) July 28, 2014
After receiving angry reactions, Anderson followed up on Monday afternoon:
It's funny when people can't take a joke or make light of a situation...- Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) July 28, 2014
Anderson stands by his Twitter activity.
"I'm not afraid to express my opinion, and it's sarcastic," Anderson said. "Everybody has a guy that they idolize. If Jim Thome said, 'Jump,' I'd ask him how high. It's kind of a sarcastic kind of quip. Everybody who follows me on Twitter knows I'm kind of a sarcastic personality with it. I'd be more offended if people thought I didn't have a comment or a tweet about it.
"Everybody's got an idol. It happens to be a guy who's still playing, with all the rumors circulating and things like that. I thought it was kind of funny. If you follow me and my personality and see previous tweets, it wasn't malicious at all."
Many athletes, after making news with their tweets, either deactivate their Twitter accounts or stick to generic posts, either on their own accord or at the request of their team.
Don't expect Anderson to be one of them.
"It's not the worst tweet I've ever had. It's not the best tweet I've ever had," he said. "I'm not afraid to say what's on my mind. I wasn't offending anyone. It's my personality."
Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.