Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been ruled out for Opening Day as he continues to battle a bone spur in his right heel and could miss a significant amount of time after that.

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported the Blue Jays could return before the end of April but TSN Baseball Reporter Scott Mitchell reported the possibility of placing Tulowitzki on the 60-day disabled list and keeping him out until June. Placing Tulowitzki on the 60-day DL would also free up a spot on the 40-man roster.

The 33-year-old Tulowitzki is taking batting practice and fielding some ground balls, but has yet to run the bases at Spring Training.

Tulowitzki played in just 66 games last season, his second full year in Toronto. He batted .249 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs.