Troy Tulowitzki is playing shortstop and batting fifth in the order for Game 1 of the ALDS, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Tulowitzki missed most of September with a crack in his shoulder blade prompting some concern that the 30-year-old slugging shortstop would not be able to play in the postseason, but it looks like he will be good to go for Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays , Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Tulowitzki was able to start yesterday's game after missing a few weeks with a crack in his shoulder blade, however manager John Gibbons wanted to be cautious with him considering the postseason is right around the corner. The 30-year-old is available to pinch-hit Saturday and should be in the lineup for the Blue Jays' final game of the season Sunday.
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was brilliant on Friday, going 3 for 4 with a home run, a triple, a steal, four RBI and four runs scored in a 21-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks .
This was just a crazy game for the Astros and Correa was in the heart of the barrage. The rookie continues to impress, as he provides in every facet of the game. There might be no better shortstop option going into drafts next season with the potential Correa has shown.
Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller went 3 for 3 with a solo home run in a 4-2 loss to the A's on Friday. With 11 homers, 22 doubles and 13 steals this season, Miller is finding his way in the lineup nearly every day.
The lefty is a breakout candidate next year, as a 20-20 season seems very possible with the profile he provides. The next big step will be to move up higher in the order and that'll only increase his value.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is in the lineup Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays , Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Tulowitzki will return to the lineup for the first time since suffering a crack in his left shoulder blade on Sept. 12. It is obviously an encouraging development for the club to get him back before the start of the postseason, and while they may choose to rest him at some point of the weekend, the 30-year-old figures to be good to go the rest of the way.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) hit in a simulated game Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Tulowitzki took batting practice Thursday without any setbacks, and now all signs point to a return over the weekend before the end of the regular season. The Blue Jays may elect to take it easy on the 30-year-old, but they'd ideally like to see him back in game action before the start of the postseason.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager certainly made the most of his one hit Wednesday against Houston. He knocked it out of the park for a three-run homer.
Seager must have been inspired by the promotion of his brother to the Dodgers as he's been scorching hot over the last two months. Most people consider Corey Seager a better prospect than Kyle, but hitting .339 with eight homers and 10 doubles over a 32-game stretch is tough to argue with.
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor went 2 for 5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 10-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Lindor had a heck of a day Wednesday, as he stole two bags in the first game of a doubleheader to go along with his productive night cap. The rookie shortstop came into the league as a glove-first option, but he's proving to be one of the best hitting shortstops in the league.
Lindor maintains a .323 average to go along with 12 homers, 51 RBI and 11 steals in just 95 games played.
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor singled twice, drew a walk and stole two bags in the first half of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
It seems like the guy just does something every single day. With 11 homers and 11 steals -- not to mention that .322 average -- in 94 games this year, he's been more than even the most optimistic Indians fan could have imagined.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder), who did not play in Wednesday's double header, is tentatively scheduled to participate in a simulated game Friday, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.
This is an option that is being considered for Tulowitzki, but nothing is set in stone just yet. If he is ready for a sim game Friday, look for the shortstop to return to action either Saturday or Sunday. Considering that the Blue Jays have already clinched the American League All-Stars East, there may not be a major rush to bring him back. Ideally, however, they would like to get him a few reps before the start of the playoffs.