In what was a shocking announcement to many, the Blue Jays announced Tuesday they have released All-Star SS Troy Tulowitzki.
Tulowitzki, 34, has had many issues staying on the field in the past two seasons. He missed all of last season with bone spurs in both of his heels, and he suffered a brutal right ankle sprain in July 2017 that forced him to only play 66 games.
However, according to Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan, Tulowitzki is currently working out at Long Beach State (his alma mater) and is "said to be in best health in a long time."
Tulowitzki's numbers have hurt since he was traded to the Blue Jays from the Rockies make in 2015. After hitting .300/.348/.471 over 87 games in Colorado, he fell to .239/.317/.380 in Toronto.
He did have somewhat of a resurgence in 2016, when he posted a .254/.318/.443 line with 24 homers and 79 RBI over 131 games. But, in 2017, he hit only .249/.300/.378 with seven homers over those 66 games before hitting the IR.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Tuesday that he had not given much thought to Tulowitzki as an option, but also had not had much time to consider it yet, either.
Tulowitzki could very well fit into the Yankees now, with Didi Gregorius out for the start of the season. Depending on what happens on the Manny Machado front, Tulowitzki could be viewed as a fall-back option.
But would he be worth the flyer deal? He is 34, and despite the report he feels great health-wise, his numbers have dipped hard since he came to the AL East.
It will be interesting to see what Tulowitzki's market will be, as yet another high-profile free agent has joined the market.