New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that injured infielder Troy Tulowitzki has returned home as he attempts to recover from a strained left calf.

Boone said last weekend that Tulowitzki had pretty much recovered from his injury and the Yankees were discussing when the five-time All-Star might start a minor-league injury rehabilitation assignment. However, Tulowiztki has not been working out at the Yankees' spring training facility in Tampa, Florida.

"We've given him a couple of days off as he just tried to get over that hump and kind of push through the finish line with getting exactly right," Boone said Wednesday. "Just not quite there yet, so a couple of days where he'll be down."

Tulowitzki last played April 3. He hit .182 with one homer and one RBI in five games before his injury.

New York's need for him will lessen with Didi Gregorius' expected return Friday following Tommy John surgery in October.

Tulowitzki suffered ligament damage to his right ankle when he stepped awkwardly on first base while playing for the Blue Jays in July 2017. He did not play at all last season after surgery in spring training to remove bone spurs from both heels.

Toronto released Tulowitzki last December with $38 million remaining over two years on his contract. He signed with the Yankees for the $555,000 minimum.

 

Giants catcher hurt

The San Francisco Giants placed All-Star catcher Buster Posey on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain.

Posey injured his hamstring running out a grounder Saturday, and his IL stint is retroactive to then. San Francisco called up catcher Aramis Garcia to back up Stephen Vogt on Sunday and had carried three catchers this week hoping Posey could return soon.

Right-hander Trevor Gott was activated from the 10-day injured list after dealing with a forearm strain.

 

Halladay's son drafted

Toronto selected Florida high school pitcher Braden Halladay, a son of the late Roy Halladay, in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft — the round matching his father's retired Blue Jays uniform number.

The younger Halladay is a right-hander like his famous father, who will be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame next month. Roy Halladay won 203 games and two Cy Young Awards over 16 big-league seasons with the Blue Jays from 1998-2009 and Philadelphia Phillies from 2010-13. He died in November 2017 at age 40 when the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off Florida.