Blue Jays transfer Tulowitzki to 60-day DL

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Troy Tulowitzki's 2017 season may be over.

The Toronto Blue Jays have transferred the injured shortstop to the 60-day disabled list due to the right ankle sprain he suffered July 28 against the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Wednesday.

Tulowitzki would now only be eligible to return in the final week of September.

The 32-year-old initially injured himself while running out a ground ball in the third inning against the Angels. He was immediately helped off the field, and follow-up tests revealed ligament damage in his right ankle.

By placing him on the 60-day DL, the Blue Jays are also able to remove him from the club's 40-man roster. In his place, the club selected the contract of right-hander Nick Tepesch.

In other team moves, the Jays team also optioned left-handed pitcher Matt Dermody to Triple-A Buffalo.