Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, according to Beloit Daily News’ report. Tulowitzki left Friday’s extra inning game against the Angels after sliding into third base on a wild pitch.
“Depending on severity he should be out anywhere from two to six weeks,” the Fantasy Doctor’s Dr. Selene Parekh said. “He will get an MRI to evaluate it further.”
It is clear now. The Toronto Blue Jays are the most injury-rattled team so far in 2017 and it is not close. Tulowitzki joins Josh Donaldson, J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez among players on the roster who have already been placed on the disabled list this season. Toronto had already lost Edwin Encarnacion heading into the season, but now two other power hitters on the team are not on the field. The Blue Jays already have the worst record in baseball and the plethora of injuries the team is being bombarded with is not helping the cause.
The shortstop should be stashed in most leagues. However, because of his injury history and low batting averages in recent seasons, owners may not deem him a priority over another more valuable injured player. Toronto may give him all the time he needs to heal considering they are burrowing deep into the depths of America East standings.
Owners will have to determine if Tulowitzki is still good enough to be hogging their disabled list roster spot for several weeks.
Tulowitzki has been the team’s biggest run producer thus far in 2017, boasting a team-high 10 RBI. The 32-year-old veteran shortstop is known for his frequent trips to the disabled list, but this injury comes at a time when the team needs him most. This season is beginning to look more and more like the Blue Jays may want to just start getting ready for 2018.
Darwin Barney stepped in to play shortstop last night when Tulowitzki was injured, but Ryan Goins is getting the start at the position today. Goins is batting .231 with non home runs or RBI in 13 at-bats this season. He is career-utility infielder and his career .231 batting average reiterates that notion. He can be left on the waiver wire.