Troy Tulowitzki Released by Blue Jays

Troy Tulowitzki Released by Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will be released from his contract and will not be rejoining the team in the 2019 season. He is now a free agent.

The 34-year-old leaves the blue birds with 2 years and $38 million left on his contract, to which the team has already stated they will pay in full.

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Tulowitzki was a star for the Colorado Rockies, racking up impressive numbers and high accolades. However, after the 2015 trade that sent him to Toronto, Tulowitzki’s career has been plagued with injuries that have caused him to miss significant amounts of time during the last few seasons. Tulowitzki played just 66 games in 2017 and none in 2018 after having surgery on his foot in late 2017 and suffering bone spurs in spring training prior to the start of the 2018 season.

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Could Tulowitzki have a job for the 2019 season? Maybe!

He is a 5x All-Star and 2x Gold Glove Award winner, with a .290 lifetime batting average, along with 224 home runs and 779 RBIs. With that, he expects to be healthy for next season, so could a team see him as a valued asset and one that could probably be acquired on the cheap side? Possibly.

However, the fact that a team would be willing to eat almost $40 million is something that might keep teams away. His history over the last two seasons does him no favors either, as he’s missed at least 30 games in 8 of his last nine seasons of active play.

 

Photo Credits: Sports Illustrated, Heightline, AP

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