Update: Troy Tulowitzki has a small crack in his left shoulder to go along with some upper back muscle bruises, and there is no time table for his return, according to Arash Madani on Twitter.
From Blue Jays: Troy Tulowitzki diagnosed with upper back muscle bruises and a small crack in his left shoulder blade. No timeline on return— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) September 13, 2015
Original story: Drew Storen reportedly broke his thumb while Troy Tulowitzki might be out following a collision. Here is everything we know to this point:
Storen likely out for season
Storen allowed a home run on Wednesday night and according to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post, he "slammed his locker shut" and broke his thumb as a result. Storen reportedly attempted to throw on Friday but could not do so without pain and subsequently informed the Nationals of his injury.
Throughout the first half of the season, Storen was dominant as the club's closer. Over 55.0 innings this season, the 28-year old has pitched to a 3.44 ERA and 2.80 FIP to complement 29 saves. However, a shaky start to the second half inclined the Nationals to trade for Jonathan Papelbon. Storen has posted a 5.82 ERA throughout the second half but Washington's bullpen will still likely miss having an experienced arm in the back of the bullpen.
Tulowitzki will have MRI following collision
Tulowitzki reportedly left the first game of Toronto's double header with the Yankees with an unknown injury, according to MLB.com's Greg Chisholm. The Blue Jays' shortstop ran into Kevin Pillar while fielding a pop up but walked off the field on his own. Initial back and rib X-rays were negative but the club is expected to carefully monitor the situation since Tulowitzki has a history of injuries.
Toronto is trying to top New York and win the American League East and losing Tulowitzki would be significant over the next few weeks. Over 125 games, Tulowitzki is batting .279/.337/.438 to complement 17 home runs and 70 RBIs.