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Pitch injures hand of Blue Jays' Tulowitzki

DUNEDIN — Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki left in the fourth inning of a 3-1 win over the Mets after being hit on the right hand by a pitch from RHP Bartolo Colon.

Toronto manager John Gibbons said Tulowitzki was struck on the knuckles and will have X-rays. Gibbons said the Blue Jays don't think the injury is major.

"It's swollen a little bit and he cut it up a little bit, too," Gibbons said. "It's a sensitive area, hands and all that. Hopefully it's nothing."

OPENING DAY: RHP Marcus Stroman will start for Toronto in its opener at the Rays on April 3. "I'm honored, I'm humbled," Stroman said after throwing in a minor-league game.

Phils: Hellickson gets nod

KISSIMMEE — Former Rays RHP Jeremy Hellickson will be the Phillies' opening-day starter April 4 in Cincinnati.

Hellickson, 28, was acquired in a trade with the Diamondbacks this offseason. He spent the first five of his six seasons with Tampa Bay and was the AL rookie of the year in 2011. Overall, he's 49-48 with a 3.94 ERA in 142 games (135 starts).

"It's definitely a huge honor," Hellickson said. "I've been a part of five opening days now. Just the atmosphere of standing on the line seeing everything, you kind of just think, 'Hopefully I can pitch one of these game some time in my career.' It's exciting, that's for sure."

Yanks: Tanaka struggles

VIERA — Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka allowed seven runs in his fourth spring training start during a 13-0 loss to the Nationals.

Tanaka, who had allowed seven hits and two earned runs in his first three starts, allowed a solo home run to Stephen Drew and a two-run shot to Wilson Ramos in a six-run third inning.

"He threw a few good splits, but his stuff just wasn't sharp," manager Joe Girardi said.

Given that Tanaka has only one more spring start before the regular season, Girardi said the outing was a bit of a concern.

"You want to get it going," Girardi said.

Pitch injures hand of Blue Jays' Tulowitzki 03/23/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:48pm]
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