has found a home in the Bronx.
Thehave reportedly agreed to a contract with the oft-injured free-agent shortstop, according to . The deal, expected to be for one year at the league’s minimum salary of $555,000, will be completed after a physical.
Tulowitzki became a free agent when thehim during the winter meetings, choosing to eat the $38 million in salary owed to him over the next two seasons. He was scheduled to earn $20 million in 2019, and the Blue Jays will now pay him that amount minus the league minimum, which the Yankees will cover.
Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner, spent parts of the last four seasons in Toronto, where he helped the Blue Jays to playoff berths in 2015 and 2016 while battling an array of injuries – a common theme during his entire career.
The 34-year-old hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury in July 2017, and he missed all of last season due to bone spurs in both his heels. Since being traded to Toronto in the middle of 2015, he’s played in just 238 games.
Assuming he’s returned to full health, Tulowitzki will slot in as the Yankees’ starting shortstop for at least the start of 2019 whilerecovers from Tommy John surgery.
The agreement with Tulowitzki doesn’t eliminate the Yankees from thesweepstakes, sources told .
For his career, Tulowitzki is a career .290/.361/.495 hitter with 224 homers and 779 RBIs in 1,286 games with the Blue Jays and.
A, the , , and , were reported to be interested in signing Tulowitzki.
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