7:11pm ET: Tulowitzki has what Aaron Boone called a low-grade strain, and said it is likely an injured list situation. I mean, duh. There’s no word on who the Yankees will call up just yet.
5:14pm ET: The seemingly inevitable Troy Tulowitzki injury has arrived. Tulowitzki was removed from this afternoon’s game in the fourth inning with a left calf strain, the Yankees announced. He popped up in his only at-bat and made a nice play going to his right in the second inning.
With Tulowitzki out, Gleyber Torres shifted from second base to shortstop and Tyler Wade took over at second. The Yankees have already dipped deep into their position player depth this year. Next in line for a call-up is, uh, Thairo Estrada coming off a lost season? Gio Urshela? Who knows at this point.
The Yankees say Tulowitzki is heading for tests, and, given his history, it’s safe to assume he’s going to miss some time. Calf strains usually aren’t a day-to-day thing. Most of the injuries this year have been unforeseen. Now the guy everyone expected to get hurt got hurt.