Apr 9, 2010 2:39 AM

Tulowitzki tells teammates to relax heading into Friday's home opener

DENVER (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki is known for his slick fielding and powerful swing.

Maybe not as well-known, but perhaps just as effective, is another virtue -- his voice.

The 25-year-old shortstop's words carry a lot of weight in the Colorado Rockies' clubhouse thanks, of course, to his gritty play.

When Tulowitzki talks, teammates can't help but listen.

After dropping two of three games in Milwaukee, Tulowitzki had a simple, yet succinct, message for his team: Relax.

He's hoping something as simple as that does the trick.

The ragged play in the field is a very real concern. The Rockies led all teams in errors this spring, and committed four more against Milwaukee.

The Rockies will host the San Diego Padres in their home opener Friday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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