The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that they have released shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. The move comes with two years and $38 million guaranteed left on his contract.
JUST IN: #bluejays announce they have released SS Troy Tulowitzki with two years and $38 million still left on his contract.
— SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) December 11, 2018
Tulowitzki has battled injuries the last two seasons, including missing the entire 2018 season battling heel injuries. He is said to be working out and healthy.
Troy Tulowitzki is working out at Long Beach State and said to be in best health in a long time. This could be first in a line of moves for the Blue Jays, who continue to look to deal Russell Martin, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez could move, too.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2018
It’s an interesting move for a team that is in full overhaul mode. They could have given him a shot to improve his trade value and moved him for some pieces later down the road or cut him if he was unable to perform.
What will likely happen now is a huge season for Tulo on the cheap somewhere else. That’s one of my favorite narratives in sports. Then we get thoroughly schooled in how another team is actually paying him more than his current team.
It’s the best.