The injury bug continues to be a major problem for the New York Yankees, this time hitting Troy Tulowitzki.
After the bottom of the third inning, Tulowitzki left the game while Gleyber Torres moved to short and Tyler Wade took Tulo’s place. Right away, you couldn’t help but wonder if he’d injured himself yet again.
YES Network’s Meredith Markovits reports Tulowitzki left the game with a left calf strain and is heading to NY Presbyterian where he’ll receive more testing.
Troy Tulowitzki left today's game with a (left) calf strain. Will got NY Presbyterian for more testing #yankees
— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) April 3, 2019
Tulowitzki missed all of the 2018 season after having surgery on both heels and was considered a low-risk, high reward signing for general manager Brian Cashman. In five games with New York, Tulo’s hit .182 and one home run.
Throughout his career, Tulowitzki’s injuries have been widely covered. He has only played over 140 games three times in his career. We don’t know the severity of the injury, but it’s not the news the Yankees wanted to hear.
The injury comes just days after New York learned they could lose Miguel Andujar for the season with a torn labrum. They are already tight on players to recall. Much of their depth is already appearing on the major league roster.
If this is a long-term issue, Gleyber Torres can slide over to short and Wade can move to second full-time. But you have to imagine New York will scour the free agent and trade markets for a replacement for Wade.
For now, Aaron Boone is holding his breath along with the rest of the Yankees organization.