Troy Tulowitzki Placed on 10-Day DL with Ankle Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 29, 2017

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 18: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays as he warms up during batting practice before their MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on April 18, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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The injury-plagued Toronto Blue Jays can't catch a break this season. On Saturday, they placed Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list again with a sprained right ankle, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.

The shortstop suffered the injury running out a ground ball Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels.

Toronto manager John Gibbons told reporters he expects Tulowitzki to be out for more than the minimum 10 days.

Tulowitzki has already spent time on the disabled list this season. He tweaked his right hamstring while sliding into third base in a game against the Angels on April 21.

Injuries continue to define Tulowitzki, as the five-time All-Star has played more than 131 games in a season only once since 2009. His performance has fallen off in recent years as well.

Tulowitzki has a .313 on-base percentage in three years with the Blue Jays; in 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, it was .371.

Toronto has lost most of its starting lineup to the disabled list at some point this season, including Josh Donaldson, J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez. The team got off to an abysmal 6-17 start, making its quest for a third consecutive playoff appearance difficult in the highly competitive American League East.

The Blue Jays are 48-55, eight games back of the division-leading New York Yankees and seven games behind the Kansas City Royals for the second wild-card spot.

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