Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been pulled from a game with a strained left calf and taken to a hospital for further testing, another blow for the majors’ most hobbled club.
Tulowitzki fielded a routine grounder in the second inning and popped up in his only at-bat in the bottom of that frame against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, but he showed no signs of injury. He was pulled prior to the fourth inning.
Gleyber Torres moved from second base to shortstop to replace Tulowitzki, with Tyler Wade entering at second. The team announced Tulowitzki’s calf injury moments later.
The Yankees already have a major league-most 10 players on the injured list a week into the season, including left-hander CC Sabathia, who was transferred from the suspended list to the IL earlier in the day.
The group also includes Luis Severino, Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, Dellin Betances and Jordan Montgomery. Those players contributed 26.5 of the Yankees’ 56 wins above replacement (WAR) last season, according to Fangraphs.