Troy Tulowitzki has reached a minimum agreement with the New York Yankees for the 2019 season, according to a report released Tuesday by Jeff Passan of ESPN.
The agreement is pending a physical examination, and the club has not confirmed the report.
Free agent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is in agreement on a deal with the New York Yankees pending a physical, league sources tell ESPN. Tulowitzki is expected to join the Yankees on a league-minimum deal, with the Toronto Blue Jays paying the remainder of his $20 million salary.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) 2 de enero de 2019
The five-time All-Star shortstop will join a team that can not do without the services of star shortstop Didi Gregorius for a good part of the season while recovering from Tommy John's surgery.
That is why the Yankees have an immediate need in that position, so they have been courting the coveted free agent Manny Machado this offseason and they are still in contention for the Dominican services.
Signing Tulowitzki to the MLB minimum wage was simply too good to let go, said Passan.
Troy Tulowitzki is expected to play shortstop for the Yankees while Didi Gregorius recovers from Tommy John surgery. Important: This does not take the Yankees out of the Manny Machado sweepstakes, sources tell ESPN. Tulowitzki at the minimum salary was simply too good to pass up.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) 2 de enero de 2019
Tulowitzki, who was released from the last two years of his contract with the Blue Jays last month, offers a veteran presence with advantages. He still had $ 38 million guaranteed from the Blue Jays when he was released.
After establishing himself as one of the elite short paradores in G.L. During the 10 seasons with the Rockies, Tulowitzki struggled with major heel and ankle injuries that limited him to just 238 games in parts of three seasons in Toronto, during which he cut .250 /. 313 / .414, well below his career mark of .290 / .361 / .495.