Tulowitzki to have surgery on both heels, miss eight weeks

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery Monday to remove bone spurs from both heels, general manager Ross Atkins announced Friday.

Tulowitzki, who began the season on the 60-day disabled list, is expected to miss eight weeks.

The five-time All-Star has not played since surgery to repair ligament damage suffered last July. The bone spurs have bothered him during his recovery.

Tulowitzki met with a foot specialist Wednesday to determine the next steps for his rehab process.

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Tulowitzki, 33, is under contract for the next three seasons with an option in 2021. He's due $20 million for the 2018 season, $20 million in 2019 and $14 million in 2020.

He hit .249 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs in 66 games last season and is a career .290 hitter with 224 home runs and 779 RBIs in 12 seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Blue Jays.

Aledmys Diaz opened the season at shortstop Thursday in Toronto's 6-1 loss to the New York Yankees.

-- Field Level Media