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The Yankees placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day IL on Thursday with a left calf strain. The team recalled Thairo Estrada from Triple-A.
This was merely a formality, as anyone who saw Tulowitzki's injury knew this was an immediate IL stint. For today's game at least, Gleyber Torres will slide over to shortstop with Tyler Wade taking over at second base. Neither Estrada nor Wade is worth an immediate pickup, and fantasy owners can feel free to drop Tulowitzki if they have an IL crunch on their roster.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Troy Tulowtizki (calf) is likely heading to the injured list.
Tulo is dealing with a low grade strain in his left calf. He left Wednesday's game versus the Tigers in the fourth inning with the issue. It's definitely a concern for a player who has been killed by injuries throughout his career. Gleyber Torres will likely serve as the Yankees' primary shortstop moving forward.
Tulowitzki left in the fourth inning of the Yankees' game against the Tigers with a strained left calf. He was taken to hospital for further tests.
The Yankees' list of infirm is growing by the day. Tulowitzki has dealt with a litany of injuries over the past half-decade, and it wouldn't surprise anyone if he spends time on the shelf. Tyler Wade entered the game at second base while Gleyber Torres shifted to shortstop; Wade would likely be the biggest beneficiary of playing time if Tulowitzki were to miss an extended period.
Troy Tulowitzki 1-for-2 at the plate and hit his first home run as a Yankee and also walked twice as the team lost to the Orioles on Saturday.
Tulowitzki should be seeing lots of action at shortstop for the Yankees early in the season as regular starter Didi Gregorius is out for the first two months. If Tulo plays well and stays healthy he should be able to find at-bats at other positions in the infield.
Troy Tulowitzki is playing shortstop and batting ninth for the Yankees in their Opening Day game against the Orioles.
As expected, Tulowitzki will start at shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns or until he shows he cannot handle everyday duty. Batting ninth isn't ideal, but in a stacked Yankees lineup and an excellent park, Tulowtizki is someone to keep an eye on in deep fantasy leagues.