Blue Jays transfer Troy Tulowitzki to 60-day disabled list

TORONTO, ON - JULY 26: Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) bats during the MLB regular season game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics on July 26, 2017, at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire)
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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.

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.

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