Seattle's newest member of the roster is already making a trip to the Disabled List.
During Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers,
Tuivailala is in a walking boot and using crutches. He’s going to go back to Seattle to have more tests. He’s going on the DL— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) August 8, 2018
Tuivailala will be heading back to Seattle to see how long he will be out for. Obviously, this is a disaster of news for Seattle.
This team has now fallen behind Oakland for the second Wild Card spot. Losing a key member of the bullpen is a huge blow.
Sam Tuivailala will fly back to Seattle to have Achilles checked out. He’s in boot and on crutches postgame. Says he’s felt like somebody kicked him from behind when it went out during rundown.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) August 8, 2018
Tuivailala was acquired from the Cardinals before this past trade deadline in exchange for minor league pitcher Seth Elledge.