Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is likely going to be put on the injured list after being diagnosed with a low grade strain of the left calf following New York’s 2-1 loss to the Tigers, Yankees manager Aaron Boone told Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Boone said Tulo has a low grade strain of the left calf and will almost certainly head to the I.L.— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) April 3, 2019
Tulowitzki left Wednesday’s game in the fourth inning after popping out in his only plate appearance in the game. Boone said he wasn’t sure when exactly the injury occurred. Tulowitzki was replaced by Tyler Wade.
Tulowitzki, a two-time Gold Glove winner and two-time Silver Slugger honoree, signed with the Yankees in January after being plagued by foot and ankle injuries last season with the Blue Jays. Though the Yankees believed he looked good enough in workouts and in spring training that he could play shortstop until Didi Gregorius recovered from Tommy John surgery, Tulowitzki only managed to play in five games this season and bat just .182 (2-for-11). Tulowitzki’s two hits, a double and a home run, are his first hits in the big leagues since July 2017.
If Tulowitzki is sent to the IL, he’ll join 10 other Yankees on it. The Yankees have the most players on the IL this year after star third baseman Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton (left biceps strain) became the latest to miss time earlier this week.
The Yankees will look to Wade, Gleyber Torres, DJ LeMahieu and possibly Thairo Estrada to fill the middle infield until he gets healthy again.