Blue Jays release Opening Day roster, place Tulowitzki on 60-day DL

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins joins Blair and Keri to confirm that Troy Tulowitzki will start the season on the 60-day DL and Tyler Clippard and John Axford both made the team, and Teoscar Hernandez did not.

Troy Tulowitzki won’t be making his season debut alongside his Toronto Blue Jays teammates at Thursday’s season opener against the New York Yankees.

The club released its Opening Day roster Thursday morning, and placed Tulowitzki on the 60-day disabled list as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

That Tulowitzki’s season debut is delayed is not a surprise. The 33-year-old shortstop has been dealing with bilateral heel bone spurs in his right ankle, an ongoing issue that was aggravated during a game against the Los Angeles Angels last July. According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, Tulowitzki saw a specialist on Wednesday to determine the best course of action going forward in his recovery.

Also on the DL are Anthony Alford (10-day, hamstring) and Dalton Pompey (wrist).

Here is the Blue Jays’ Opening Day roster, per the team’s press release:

PITCHERS (12): John Axford-RHP, Danny Barnes-LHP, Tyler Clippard-RHP, Marco Estrada-RHP, Jaime Garcia-LHP, J.A. Happ-LHP, Aaron Loup-LHP, Seung Hwan Oh-RHP, Roberto Osuna-RHP, Aaron Sanchez-RHP, Marcus Stroman-RHP, Ryan Tepera-RHP.
CATCHERS (2): Luke Maile, Russell Martin.
INFIELDERS (7): Aledmys Diaz, Josh Donaldson, Kendrys Morales, Gift Ngoepe, Justin Smoak, Yangervis Solarte, Devon Travis
OUTFIELDERS (4): Curtis Granderson, Randal Grichuk, Steve Pearce, Kevin Pillar.

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