Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Yankees agree to deal with former All-Star Troy Tulowitzki

MLB Rumors: Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Agrees To Deal With Yankees Report: Yankees, Tulowitzki agree to deal
Isaac Mcdaniel | 05 January, 2019, 04:52

Passan says that the signing of Tulowitzki would not preclude the Yankees from signing Manny Machado.

Tulowitzki, who turned 34 in October, will earn the league minimum from the Yankees, while the Blue Jays will be on the hook for the remainder of his contract, which includes a lofty $20 million in 2019.

The deal, which will pay Tulowitzki the league minimum, is pending a physical. He was limited to 66 games in 2017 because of a hamstring and right ankle injury.

Before that, as a Colorado Rockie, Tulowitzki was a regular All-Star who three times finished in the National League's MVP top eight.

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is headed to the Bronx.

In the run-up to Tulowitzki's open workout, in which he fielded ground balls and took batting practice, teams were provided the player's most recent medical reports.

The 34-year-old missed nearly the entire 2018 season due to heel problems and will be hoping to make a successful comeback this year.

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Tulowitzki has not played since July 28, 2017 due to multiple injuries.

The New York Yankees are going to be without Didi Gregorius for most of the 2019 season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. He won two Gold Gloves and five times hit at least 24 home runs. If Machado lands in NY, he would be the team's everyday shortstop, at least until Gregorius returns.

Presently, New York has Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar starting at second and third, respectively.

Did you panic when the Yankees signed Troy Tulowitzki?

The Yankees have added an infielder. I also think if Machado wants to sign with the Yankees it's going to be on their terms. It should have nearly no impact on their Machado pursuit, aside from perhaps a little extra leverage in negotiations.

The Yankees have nothing to lose by acquiring Tulowitzki. On Instagram, Machado's official account just started following the YES Network, which is the Yankees' flagship station.

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