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TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will see a specialist after being diagnosed with ligament damage in his sprained right ankle.

Tulowitzki was injured trying to beat out an infield grounder in the third inning of Friday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The veteran infielder rolled his ankle when he stepped on first baseman C.J. Cron's foot, sending Tulowitzki stumbling in pain.

The injury occurred on the two-year anniversary of the trade that sent Tulowitzki from Colorado to Toronto, where he helped Toronto end a 21-year playoff drought and reach the ALCS in consecutive seasons.

Tulowitzki is batting .247 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. He missed 31 games in April and May because of an injured right hamstring.

Toronto placed Tulowitzki on the 10-day DL Saturday and recalled infielder Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Buffalo. Tulowitzki underwent an MRI exam Saturday afternoon, revealing the ligament damage.

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