Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is hopeful his calf injury won't keep him off the field for an extended period of time.
Tulowitzki, who suffered a Grade 1 left calf strain in Wednesday's game against the Tigers, was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday morning, becoming the 11th Yankee to be hurt through the first week of the season.
"I've never seen anything like it," Tulowitzki said, according to the New York Times' James Wagner, about all the injured Yankees so far.
Tulowitzki, whom the Yankees signed to an MLB minimum contract after Didi Gregorius underwent Tommy John surgery last fall, said he felt something wrong with his calf at the end of his final swing as he was running out of the batter's box.
He said he thinks he'll only be shut down for a few days before he can resume baseball activities, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.
Taking his place on the 25-man roster is Thairo Estrada, the last non-injured infielder on the Yankees' 40-man roster.
The Yankees recalled Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier this week once they placed third baseman Miguel Andujar on the IL with a partially torn labrum.
But the injuries have extended to the Yankees' outfield (Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks), rotation (Luis Severino, CC Sabathia) and bullpen (Dellin Betances).
The 34-year-old Tulowitzki, who was 2-for-11 with one solo home run in five games this season, said, according to The Athletic's Lindsey Adler, this injury differs from the injury that led to him undergoing double heel surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2018 season with the Blue Jays.
Soreness, he said, is his primary symptom. While he said he's frustrated to be injured with New York's roster so depleted, he hopes he won't be out long.
The Yankees hope so, too.