Troy Tulowitzki says he’s “headed in the right direction”

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Troy Tulowitzki was back in Toronto on Saturday after leaving the Blue Jays to visit with a specialist earlier this week. While there’s still no timetable on his return from a small crack in his left shoulder blade and bruised muscles in his upper back, he told Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca that he’s making progress.

“I feel a lot better. I mean, I can lift my arm now. Before I couldn’t even move my arm,” Tulowitzki said Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. “Every day I feel like I’m making strides. I’m definitely headed in the right direction.”

Tulowitzki hasn’t done any baseball activity since suffering the injury on a collision with teammate Kevin Pillar last Saturday. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos initially threw out a rough timetable of 2-3 weeks for his return, but more should be known after he undergoes follow-up tests late next week.

Tulowitzki, who was acquired from the Rockies in late July, was batting .230/.314/.368 with five home runs and 17 RBI over his first 39 games with the Blue Jays. Ryan Goins is currently filling in at shortstop while Cliff Pennington is getting regular duty at second base.