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Troy Tulowitzki | Shortstop

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Long Beach State
Contract: view contract details

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Troy Tulowitzki came up with a huge hit in Wednesday's 7-1 win over the Royals in Game 5 of the ALCS, smacking a three-run double in the sixth inning.
Tulowitzki finished the contest 2-for-4. He stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the Blue Jays holding a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning, then cracked a bases-clearing double off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera to push the advantage to 5-0. One of the Blue Jays' new toys acquired in July, Tulowitzki's made good on the investment with seven postseason RBI to this point. Next up, Game 6 on Friday, as Tulowitzki and his fellow Jays look for another win to force a winner-take-all match in Game 7. Oct 21 - 7:19 PM

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is using what has become his standard lineup in Tuesday's ALCS Game 4 against the Royals.

The Blue Jays' offense erupted for 11 runs in Game 3 on Monday night and Gibbons isn't making any changes. Troy Tulowitzki has shown some signs of life lately, going 4-for-8 with a homer and a double over his last two games. The full lineup: Ben Revere LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Jose Bautista RF, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Chris Colabello 1B, Tulowitzki SS, Russell Martin C, Kevin Pillar CF, Ryan Goins 2B. The Blue Jays will send knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the hill in an attempt to even the series. Chris Young will start for the Royals.
Oct 20 - 12:17 PM

Troy Tulowitzki was ejected from Monday's ALCS Game 3 after the seventh inning.

Tulo didn't like a called strike three from home plate umpire John Hirschbeck in the bottom of the seventh and the discussion spilled over into the changeover between frames. The shortstop apparently said the magic word, as it must have taken a lot for him to get tossed from a postseason game. Tulo had a single and a three-run homer before getting the heave-ho.
Oct 19 - 10:53 PM

Troy Tulowitzki stroked two hits in the Blue Jays’ loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.

He singled in the fourth before adding an RBI double in the sixth inning. Tulo entered Saturday with just two hits in his last 25 at-bats. He’ll need to get hot in a hurry if the Blue Jays hope to stave off elimination.
Oct 17 - 7:33 PM

Troy Tulowitzki went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Friday as the vaunted Blue Jays offense was shut out by Edinson Volquez and the Royals bullpen in Game 1 of the ALCS.

Tulowitzki wasn't the only member of the offense to struggle, as they only mustered a total of three singles as a team. He had a chance to deliver a big hit though, striking out with two men on to end the sixth inning in what was a 3-0 game at the time. While he has a homer and four RBI, Tulowitzki is hitting a mere .080/.148/.200 in the postseason.
Oct 16 - 11:23 PM

Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI as the Blue Jays defeated the Rangers 5-1 on Sunday to stave off elimination and force a Game 4 in the ALDS.

Tulo stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, drawing a walk to increase the Jays' advantage to 2-0. He then tagged Chi Chi Gonzalez with a monstrous three-run homer in the sixth inning, delivering the knockout punch to put the Jays up 5-0. He then singled in his final at-bat, finishing the night 2-for-3 after being held hitless in the first two games of the series.
Oct 11 - 11:21 PM

Troy Tulowitzki is batting fifth for the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS Thursday against the Rangers.

Tulo missed much of September with a small crack in his shoulder blade and acknowledged this week that he is not yet 100 percent, but the star shortstop will play through the pain for however long the Blue Jays can make a run. The full starting lineup for Game 1: Ben Revere LF, Josh Donaldson 3B, Jose Bautista RF, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Justin Smoak 1B, Russell Martin C, Ryan Goins 2B, Kevin Pillar CF. David Price is on the mound for the Jays, who are in their first postseason since 1993.
Oct 8 - 12:01 PM

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) said Tuesday that he's not pain-free, but he's ready to go for the ALDS against the Rangers.

Tulowitzki suffered a small crack in his shoulder blade in a collision with teammate Kevin Pillar on September 12, but he returned to action over the weekend and went 3-for-8 in two games. "I'm not pain-free," said Tulowitzki. "Some soreness in there, as can be expected. But that doesn't mean I can't play." With Tulo back in the lineup, Ryan Goins will likely move back to second base while Cliff Pennington will slide into a bench role.
Oct 7 - 10:08 AM

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) returned to the Blue Jays starting lineup on Friday, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

It's as if the hard-hitting shortstop didn't miss a beat. He showed no signs of rust after having been sidelined since September 12 due to a crack in his shoulder blade. He's expected to be rested on Saturday and will play in the regular season finale on Sunday.
Oct 3 - 8:48 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that the plan for Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) was to play him Friday, rest him Saturday and play him again in the final game of the regular season.

Tulowitzki's already in Friday's lineup against the Rays, so that part of the equation is complete. He last played on September 12, missing multiple weeks due to a crack in his left shoulder blade. Obviously, this tentative weekend plan of play, off, play could change if there are any setbacks on Friday.
Oct 2 - 5:06 PM

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays.

Tulo hadn't played since September 12, as he's been working his way back from a crack in his left shoulder blade. He'll be playing shortstop and batting seventh on Friday. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .232/.3414/.368 with five homers and 17 RBI across 39 games with the Blue Jays. Those in daily leagues could roll the dice and hope that the ultra-talented Tulowitski has a vintage game, but we would advise against it, both due to the long layoff and his poor numbers even before the injury.
Oct 2 - 3:48 PM

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) said that he felt good after participating in simulated action on Friday.

Tulowitzki indicated that his muscles are still a little sore, but he feels that he is rebounding well overall. He hasn't played since September 12 due to a small break in his left shoulder blade. The soon-to-be-31 Tulo was hitting just .232/.314/.368 with five homers and 17 RBI over 39 games with the Blue Jays prior to the injury. He could play in this weekend's series against the Rays.
Oct 2 - 3:21 PM

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is scheduled to face "live pitching in a simulated environment" on Friday.

Assuming all goes well, he could make his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Saturday. Tulowitzki hasn't played since September 12 with a small crack in his left shoulder blade, but he expects to be ready to go for the postseason.
Oct 1 - 4:33 PM

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is expected to return to the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Saturday.

Tulo probably could have played Thursday and/or Friday, but the Jays clinched the American League East on Wednesday so they'll play it safe. The star shortstop has been out since September 12 with a small crack in his left scapula. He took another successful round of batting practice on Thursday morning.
Oct 1 - 11:17 AM

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Thursday against the Orioles.

There was some thought that Tulo might return Thursday, but that idea was probably nixed after the Jays clinched the AL East on Wednesday. Toronto is running out a lineup of reserves Thursday afternoon in Baltimore. Tulo should get in some action over the weekend and then be locked and loaded for the playoffs. He's been out since September 12 with a small crack in his left scapula.
Oct 1 - 10:52 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3David Adams
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2R.A. Dickey
3Marcus Stroman
4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Hutchison
6Aaron Sanchez
7Scott Diamond
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Aaron Loup
4Bo Schultz
5Ryan Tepera
6Pat Venditte
7Steve Delabar
8Chad Jenkins
9Blake McFarland
10Brady Dragmire