After playing in last night's game, Troy Tulowitzki now heads to the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain. Taking his place on the roster will be left-handed reliever Aaron Loup, who battled a forearm injury to begin the season. The move provides John Gibbons with a much-needed lefty specialist out of the bullpen, but the Blue Jays manager will surely miss his starting shortstop.
Tulowitzki, 31, left Tuesday's game in New York after sliding into second base. He missed the last two games of this series against the Yankees, before returning to action against Boston last night. While he did play the entire game, he struck out four times and made a costly error in the field. You have to wonder if an extra day off would have prevented this trip to the disabled list.
Loup, 28, boasts a career 2.86 FIP against left-handed hitters. With fellow lefty Brett Cecil currently on the DL, Loup should bring a much-needed presence to the struggling Blue Jays bullpen. Today's Red Sox lineup features the left-handed bats of David Ortiz, Travis Shaw, and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the span of four hitters, so look for Aaron Loup to make an impact in today's game.