The Toronto Blue Jays have officially transferred starting shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the club’s 60-day disabled list, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon. Previously slated on the Blue Jays’ 10-day disabled list, the veteran middle infielder has continued to battle a sprained right ankle while last suiting up back on July 28.
As a result of the decision to transfer Tulowitzki to the club’s 60-day disabled list on Wednesday morning, the Blue Jays have all but confirmed that the former Colorado Rockies shortstop will not return until 2018.
.@BlueJays select RHP Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Buffalo, option LHP Matt Dermody, transfer SS Troy Tulowitzki to 60-day DL.
— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) August 9, 2017
The 32-year-old known as “Tulo” is in the midst of his second full season north of the border as a member of the Blue Jays. Originally arriving in Toronto midway through the 2015 campaign by way of the Rockies, he initially spent nine-plus years in Colorado to begin his major league career.
Over the course of his 66 regular-season appearances for the Blue Jays thus far into the 2017 campaign, Tulowitzki is currently batting .249 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs alongside an even .300 on-base percentage. Last season, in his first full go-round in Toronto, he batted .254 with 24 home runs, 79 RBIs and a .318 on-base percentage across 131 regular-season appearances.
For his big league tenure as a whole, Tulowitzki is now batting .290 with 224 home runs and 779 RBIs to coincide with his .361 on-base percentage. As it stands today, the veteran shortstop has made 1,286 career regular-season appearances atop the highest level en route to receiving 4,793 at-bats in all.