Troy Tulowitzki is expected to participate in spring training as usual, but the shortstop’s dealing with a chronic bone spur on his right heel, the Toronto Blue Jays revealed Thursday. Tulowitzki’s 2017 season ended with a right ankle sprain, and though the ankle’s progressing well, he aggravated a previously existing bone spur while conditioning afterwards. The Blue Jays will treat the injury conservatively this spring, but no surgery is expected. "It flared up on him. No big deal," manager John Gibbons said. "He should be good to go when he gets here. The ankle feels great." The 33-year-old appeared in 66 games last year, posting a .678 OPS with seven home runs. Before his season ended on July 28, he missed part of April and most of May due to a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, Devon Travis has been moving around well as he recovers from last summer’s right knee operation, according to Gibbons. Even so, the Blue Jays expect to ease Travis into games this spring.
Blue Jays’ Troy Tulowitzki dealing with chronic bone spur in heel
Sportsnet | Feb 15