When everything pointed to Manny Machado being the next signing of the New York Yankees, the "Bronx" team made a move on their roster that caused the doubts of many in the baseball industry.
The New York team made official the signing of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Monday, but, not without first telling Machado that this move would not jeopardize his place in the lineup of the "Bombers," said Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports
In addition, Tulowitzki reached an agreement with the New York team for a minor league contract, and is expected to be the backing of the Yankees while Didi Gregorius is recovering from his injury.
The 34-year-old shortstop has not been able to show his best form in MLB. In the past two seasons he has only played a total of 66 games, after spending most of his time in the Toronto Blue Jays infirmary from the past. July 2017 after being diagnosed with ankle and foot injury.
The Tulo acquisition does not represent any type of risk for Machado, since the Yankees will only pay the minimum, while Toronto will be responsible for paying the rest of his contract.
The veteran shortstop is expected to contribute excellently to the Yankees, and not to return to his All-Star form, but for his great glove and versatility in his game.