Yankees GM Brian Cashman has said Troy Tulowitzki is the starting shortstop but it would also not take them out of the Manny Machado sweepstakes.
Tulowitzki said he joined the Yankees because he could continue to play shortstop, so what would happen if Machado, who prefers shortstop over third base, signs with the Bombers?
Well, it would be "awesome," according to Tulowitzki.
"I signed up with the Yankees because I wanted to be with the best players," Tulowitzki told reporters on a conference call Monday. "If Manny's one of those guys, I think that would be awesome...so whatever happens happens and I'll be ready to play."
If the Yankees signed Machado, it could create a bit of a conundrum with Rookie of the Year runner-up Miguel Andujar also at third base and Didi Gregorius expected to return to short the second half of the season following Tommy John surgery.
Yet Tulowitzki, who is 34 has a long injury history and did not play in 2018, appears to be ready to welcome Machado with open arms if it means it could help get him a World Series ring.