Tulo lands on DL with strained right hamstring

Blue Jays also promote Campos and Lawrence

April 23rd, 2017

ANAHEIM -- The Blue Jays were dealt another blow on the injury front Saturday, as the club placed starting shortstop on the 10-day disabled list, the result of a strained right hamstring.

Tulowitzki injured his hamstring in Friday's 8-7 win over the Angels, removing himself from the game in the top of the eighth inning after sliding into third base.

"I definitely felt it tighten up on me pretty good," said Tulowitzki, who is dealing with a hamstring injury for the first time in his Major League career.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the new 10-day disabled list was "definitely a factor" in the decision with Tulowitzki. The club remains hopeful that Tulowitzki will not miss an extended period.

"I think it's a pretty good rule change," Gibbons said before Saturday's game against the Angels. "But we can't take any chances. We don't think it's that big a deal. Big enough to put him on the 10-day DL, obviously."

The Blue Jays also made a roster move with their bullpen, promoting right-hander from Triple-A Buffalo and optioning Danny Barnes to Buffalo. Barnes pitched two scoreless innings in the series opener against the Angels, which went 13 innings and saw the Jays use six relievers.

"We're beat up down there," Gibbons said of the bullpen. "Hate to get into those kind of games."

In addition to Tulowitzki, the Blue Jays have also sent several key players to the disabled list this season, including third baseman Josh Donaldson, outfielder , left-handed reliever J.P. Howell and starting pitchers J.A. Happ and .

"It's just one of those things, you just deal with it," Gibbons said. "That's part of it. We've been pretty fortunate the last couple years. This year it's hitting us. Hopefully it really doesn't last too long. But I mean, everybody deals with it."

Happ, on the 10-day DL with inflammation in his pitching elbow, played catch from 60 feet on Thursday and "didn't necessarily feel great," Gibbons said. Happ did not travel with the Blue Jays and is rehabbing in Toronto.

The Blue Jays also promoted from Buffalo to start Saturday's game against the Angels.