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MLB notes: With Troy Tulowitzki traded, could Carlos Gonzalez be next for Rockies?

Ex-Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will ply trade north of border in Toronto after trade. (Associated Press)
Ex-Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will ply trade north of border in Toronto after trade. (Associated Press)
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Troy Tulowitzki is gone. Carlos Gonzalez might be next. Maybe even just-acquired Jose Reyes.

The Colorado Rockies are overhauling their roster in the midst of another dreadful summer, and this time nobody is off-limits.

For years, Tulowitzki was considered untouchable, especially in the eyes of owner Dick Monfort. That changed when the Rockies sent the face of their franchise along with 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday for Reyes and three pitching prospects.

Reyes is scheduled to join the team today, but even he may be available to the right bidder, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged.

Other trades: The Nationals have a new closer, landing Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies. … The Indians have traded veteran outfielder David Murphy to the Angels for minor league shortstop Eric Stamets. … The Angels also acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the in exchange for minor league pitcher Eduar Lopez. … The Athletics have traded utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash to the Royals for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea.

Trout out of lineup

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros because of an injured left wrist.

The All-Star center fielder was hurt attempting to make a diving catch in the fourth inning on Sunday but stayed in the game and later hit a grand slam.

Manager Mike Scioscia said that Trout was having an MRI as a precaution, but he had not received the results yet.

BoSox retire Pedro’s number

The Boston Red Sox honored new Hall-of-Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez in a pregame ceremony to retire his uniform No. 45.

The on-field ceremony included the Hall of Fame plaque on loan from Cooperstown. Martinez was inducted on Sunday.

Rose gets first bobblehead

The Cincinnati Reds will honor Pete Rose with his first bobblehead giveaway Sept. 12 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rose will be the third and final player featured in the Reds’ “Stars of the Queen City” series.

The giveaway celebrates the 30th anniversary of Rose’s record-breaking 4,192nd hit on Sept. 11, 1985.

Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin were featured earlier in the season.

Clearing the bases

Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia has been banned for an additional 162 games following a positive test for Stanozolol and Boldenone. … Angels outfielder Matt Joyce has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after colliding with Erick Aybar on Sunday. … The Marlins activated All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon from the DL and announced starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez had season-ending shoulder surgery. … Baseball’s Hall of Fame is cutting the number of voters in its annual election by eliminating writers who have not been active for more than 10 years.

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