When Troy Tulowitzki went down with an injury to his shoulder blade, there were immediate concerns that he might not be available if the Blue Jays made the playoffs. Fortunately it doesn't appear as if that will be the case, and Tulowitzki himself thinks he'll be back once the post-season gets underway.
"I think I am getting close. I have been cautious just because I hadn't [taken] those swings yet. Now that was the last step, BP and going out of there fine, tells me I'm definitely getting real close."
Tulowitzki was able to take more than 40 swings without any issues, however "the biggest test will come Tuesday morning when [he] sees how he feels, but the veteran infielder doesn't anticipate any problems."
According to manager John Gibbons, there's even a chance that Tulowitzki could be available during their series in Baltimore, which would provide him with as many as five games to play in before the end of the season.
While Tulowtizki hasn't been great at the plate, (.232/.314/.368), his bat would undoubtedly be a welcome addition to the Blue Jays lineup, as he has tremendous power, and is incredibly valuable on the defensive side of the ball. Toronto recently was the Las Vegas favorite to capture the World Series, and a healthy Tulowitzki would seemingly only increase their chances.