Blue Jays Injury Notes: Tulowitzki, Travis and Bradley Jones
The Toronto Blue Jays have been snake bitten with injuries all season long so why would anything change as we round into the dog days of summer. However, it does appear that the Devon Travis is prognosis is better than expected.
Yesterday the Toronto Blue Jays transferred shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the 60-day DL officially concluding a disappointing season for Tulo. Manager John Gibbons went on the record to say he did not expect the injury to linger into 2018.
The 32-year old is still owed $58 million over the next three campaigns and his performance this season does more than likely not bode well for the remainder of the contract. Tulowitzki slashed .249/.300/.378 with only 7 home runs in 66 contests.
Blue Jays prospect received so bad news yesterday after spending 6 weeks in a cast. Jones took to social media to voice his displeasure and provide an injury update after having his cast removed. According to Jones, the bone did not heal and the 22-year old will now require surgery which surely ends his season.
Jones was part of the Lansing trio who destroyed Midwest League pitching during the first half and was the first to be promoted out of Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero. Jones, unfortunately, did not enjoy the same success after his promotion to Dunedin slashing .156/.206/.219 with 1 home run in 17 games before the injury.
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The Blue Jays also placed Cesar Valdez on the 10-day DL with a right should impingement yesterday. The timing of the injury is interesting as Valdez is out of options and would have had to clear waivers to be reassigned to Buffalo. Valdez has been lit up his last two starts surrendering 12 runs in 5.1 innings of work.
There was some good news on the Devon Travis front yesterday as the second baseman was on the field pregame taking ground balls. It appears all systems are a go for an August return as Travis continues to rehab back from another knee injury.