The Associated Press

Troy Tulowitzki has a small crack in his left shoulder blade

17 Comments

Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki underwent an MRI after getting hurt in a collision during Saturday afternoon’s game against the Yankees, the first game of a double-header. X-rays had come back negative but an MRI revealed a crack in his shoulder blade, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports. MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm adds that Tulowitzki also has bruising in his upper back muscles.

The Blue Jays will monitor Tulowitzki over the next week to determine the timeline for his injury recovery.

The Jays acquired Tulowitzki along with reliever LaTroy Hawkins on July 28 from the Rockies in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes, reliever Miguel Castro, and two minor leaguers. Since joining the Jays, Tulowitzki is hitting .232/.314/.368 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 174 plate appearances.

Dale Murphy’s son hit in eye by rubber bullet during protest

Getty Images
3 Comments

Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy took to Twitter last night and talked about his son, who was injured while taking part in a protest in Denver.

Murphy said his son nearly lost his eye after he was hit in the face by a rubber bullet while peacefully marching. He later shared a photo (see below). “Luckily, his eye was saved due to a kind stranger that was handing out goggles to protestors shortly before the shooting and another kind stranger that drove him to the ER,” Murphy said.

Murphy had far more to say about the protests, however, than how it related to his son:

“As terrible as this experience has been, we know that it’s practically nothing compared to the systemic racism and violence against Black life that he was protesting in the first place. Black communities across America have been terrorized for centuries by excessive police force . . . If you’re a beneficiary of systemic racism, then you will not be able to dismantle it at no cost to yourself. You will have to put yourself at risk. It might not always result in being physically attacked, but it will require you to make yourself vulnerable.”