Blue Jays' Tulowitzki out indefinitely with cracked shoulder blade

Saturday September 12th, 2015

Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki suffered a small crack in his shoulder blade in Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Tulowitzki exited the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees after a collision with centerfielder Kevin Pillar. The Blue Jays announced Saturday night that Tulowitzki suffered a cracked scapula, in addition to upper-back muscle bruises. He is out indefinitely and the team plans to monitor his progress this week.

Yankees broadcasters said on-air that Tulowitzki will address media on Sunday.

In the bottom of the second inning, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius popped up to shallow center. Tulowitzki went back to his left and made the catch, but Pillar ran right into back, bending Tulowitzki backward. He then paused for a moment before falling to the grass. Tulowitzki walked off the field under his own power. Cliff Pennington replaced him at shortstop the following inning.

Toronto acquired the 30-year-old Tulowitzki from Colorado in the days prior to July's trade deadline for shortstop Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects.

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