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Estrada to replace Tulowitzki on roster (source)

@mattkellyMLB
April 3, 2019

The Yankees will call up infielder Thairo Estrada, the club's 19th-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, to replace the injured Troy Tulowitzki on the active roster, a source tells MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The club has not officially announced the callup. Tulowitzki exited the Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Tigers after three

The Yankees will call up infielder Thairo Estrada, the club's 19th-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline, to replace the injured Troy Tulowitzki on the active roster, a source tells MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The club has not officially announced the callup.

Tulowitzki exited the Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Tigers after three innings Wednesday with a low-grade left calf strain, and manager Aaron Boone said postgame that Tulowitzki will "almost certainly" go on the 10-day injured list. That would make Tulowitzki the 11th Yankees player to go on the IL, as the club is dealing with an incredible assortment of ailments to its Opening Day roster.

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Estrada, 23, is coming off a lost season in 2018 after he was shot in the right hip during a robbery attempt in Venezuela. He played in just 18 Minor League games last season before missing action with a back injury, finishing with a .192 average, before logging some further time in the Arizona Fall League. Estrada is seen as a strong defender who can play multiple positions both in the infield and the outfield, if needed.

"He's a guy that we feel like is going to be a good player," Boone said of Estrada on Wednesday. "He has made a lot of strides and looked really good in the spring."

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.