Jays optimistic of quick return for Tulowitzki

However, Tulowitzki to expected to have some marginal discomfort in his shoulder if he does return in that two-to-three-week period. “But I think if anything, it’s going to be time”.


Anthopoulos stressed throughout a morning media session that it is impossible to speak with precision about Tulowitzki’s recovery time, or how much he will be able to play initially if he does return this season. “That’s really all we have, but we’ll know more as the next few days come along”.

Someone mentioned they’d heard someone say that all the Jays had to do the rest of the season “was take a knee, run out time” on the Yankees.

Tulowitzki’s injury is not a common one, and Anthopoulos said the organization reached out to National Football League teams, who have more experience with it. For Tuesday’s game the Braves start Julio Teheran who has allowed 168 hits and 85 earned runs while striking out 147 over 174.2 innings for a 10-7 record and a 4.38.

Tulowitzki backpedaled into short centre to catch Didi Gregorius’ popup with two outs. Tulowitzki did not fall from Pillar’s hard hit but he did feel a sharp pain immediately after.

Although Pillar blamed himself on Saturday, calling the incident avoidable, Tulowitzki said he doesn’t blame his teammate. “It definitely got me good”.

Meanwhile, Anthopoulos indicated that the Jays’ infield defence will remain strong in Tulowitzki’s absence.

He led with his chin. Everyone is getting along.

Right now, it looks as though both the Yankees and Blue Jays will make the expanded playoffs, one of them as a wild-card team. “As good as we’re going, you don’t want to switch anything up”.

The soon-to-be 31-year-old was hitting.232/.314/.368 (.682 OPS) in 39 games with Toronto. He was then replaced in the lineup by infielder Cliff Pennington, who went to second base while Ryan Goins moved over to shortstop.

“It’s a very small crack”, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Sunday. The 26-year-old – whose 22 defensive runs saved are second in the majors at any position – will likely win his third straight Gold Glove and Fielding Bible awards this season. “He’s a right-handed bat”.

Barney spent most of his time with the Dodgers in Triple-A, where he slashed.277/.325/.354 with four home runs and seven steals over 96 games. He continues to rehab his injured shoulder in Dunedin, Florida, but he’s not taking part in baseball activities. “At this point, if I had to guess, we’re looking at an occasional start, pinch-hit, things like that”. “We’re going to miss [Tulowitzki’s] leadership on the field, but we’ll be okay”.

It would be great to see the Atlanta Braves salvage at least one win in this series with the Blue Jays, but don’t be surprised if we see another disappointing stretch of games as the regular season enters its final two weeks.


“He was sitting on the bench and, next thing you know, they call him out to play, and he turned out to be a huge player today”, Game 1 starter Marco Estrada said.

Left-hander Mark Buehrle returns to the mound for the Blue Jays on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game interleague series at Atlanta. The 36-year-old will make his first start since Sept. 7 at Boston where the Red Sox touched him for five earned