Yankees SS Troy Tulowitzki He had to abandon Wednesday's game against the Tigers after suffering a Grade 1 left calf strain, according to several reports.
Tulowitzki came out at the top of the fourth inning, as Gleyber towers changed to shortstop with Tyler Wade Entering the second base. The veteran infielder had a turn at bat where he appeared, and made an off balance shot to finish the third inning. It is unknown in which game exactly the injury occurred.
It's another big blow for the Yankees, who can not seem to stay healthy earlier this season. They already led the Major Leagues with 10 players on the Injured List, including Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Y Miguel andujar, entering this contest. Tulowitzki officially on the list moves to a total of 11 while the team heads to Baltimore for its first road trip on Thursday.
As of now, there is no timeline for Tulowitzki, but it would be hard to watch him lose once again considering his double-heel surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2018 season, as well as half of the 2017 season.
This was Tulo's fifth regular season game with the Yankees. He entered today with 2 of 10 on the plate with a homer and a double.
The substitution of Tulowitzki will be Thairo Estrada, which was to start the season at Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. Instead, he was the only infielder on the Yankees' list of 40 men, which made his call a no-brainer.
Yankees fans can remember Estrada's injury in 2018, as he was not one to forget. In an attempt to steal, Estrada was shot in his home Venezuela before the season began. While that hampered the start of his season, he could not stay healthy at all times, which led to only 18 games in total.
When he receives the approval of manager Aaron Boone, Estrada will make his debut in the big leagues with striped fabrics.