The New York Yankees today announced that they have signed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to a one-year Major League contract.
Tulowitzki, 34, missed the entire 2018 season with bone spurs in his right and left heels. The right-handed batter appeared in 66 games for the Blue Jays in 2017, batting .249 (60-for-241) with 16R, 10 doubles, 7HR and 26RBI.
The Santa Clara, Calif., native played his first 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, making five NL All-Star teams (2010-11, ’13-15) and winning two Gold Gloves (2010-11) and two Silver Slugger Awards (2010-11). He was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays with RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies on July 27, 2015 in exchange for SS Jose Reyes, RHP Jeff Hoffman, RHP Miguel Castro and RHP Jesus Tinoco.
During his 12-year Major League career, Tulowitzki has batted .290/.361/.495 (1,389-for-4,793) with 761R, 263 doubles, 224HR, 779RBI and 509BB in 1,286 games with the Rockies (2006-15) and Blue Jays (2015-17). His .985 fielding percentage (91E/5,916TC) is the second-highest in baseball history among shortstops (min. 650 games).
Tulowitzki was originally drafted by the Rockies in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
To make room for Tulowitzki on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated RHP A.J. Cole for assignment.