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Tulowitzki joins Donaldson on DL for Blue Jays

April 23, 2017
Boston Red Sox Pablo Sandoval is out at second base on the force out as Toronto Blue Jays Troy Tulowitzki turns the double play in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Toronto. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Toronto has placed Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, joining star Josh Donaldson and other key Blue Jays on the shelf in a frustrating start to the season.

Tulowitzki removed himself from Friday night’s 13-inning, 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning after taking third base on a wild pitch by Cam Bedrosian.

Tulowitzki’s hamstring is the latest in a string of injuries this season for Toronto, which has already placed third baseman Donaldson (calf), left-hander J.A. Happ (elbow) and right-hander Aaron Sanchez (finger) on the DL.

Toronto manager John Gibbons said the new 10-day DL was “definitely a factor” in the move.

“It’s a good rule change,” Gibbons said. “We can’t take any chances.”

Toronto called up RHP Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo to help a depleted bullpen. Ryan Goins replaced Tulowitzki at shortstop in Toronto’s lineup Saturday night.

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