The Toronto Blue Jays have placed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list with a quad strain.
Tulowitzki told reporters today at the Rogers Centre that the injury has not been deemed serious, and that he fully expects to be ready when his 15 days are up.
Manager John Gibbons originally had Tulowitzki out of the starting lineup today, but a decision was made between the posting of that lineup card and this announcement. On the season, Tulowitzki is hitting .204 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs. He’d been showing signs of turning the corner recently, though.
The corresponding move is the activation of left-handed reliever Aaron Loup, who has been on a minor league rehab stint (most recently with the triple-A Buffalo Bisons). The 28-year-old was one of the Blue Jays’ more reliable bullpen arms before a weak 2015 season.
Loup has thrown two and two-thirds innings with the Bisons, allowing three hits with zero walks and three strikeouts. Loup now joins Chad Girodo in the major league bullpen to give Toronto two lefty options and seven total relievers.