REPORTS: Yankees Sign SS Troy Tulowitzki

ESPN was first to report and the Associated Press has now followed up with news that the New York Yankees are bringing in veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on a one year contract.

While the Yankees still may be chasing Manny Machado, Tulowitzki fits in well to the lineup with Didi Gregorius set to start the season on the Disabled List while recovering from Tommy John Surgery.

New York will reportedly pay Tulo only the veterans minimum ($550,000) while the 34-year-old continues to be paid VERY well by Toronto.

Tulo signed a 10-year $158 million deal with Colorado after the 2010 season, and was dealt to the Blue Jays in 2015.

Toronto released him during the Winter Meetings in December despite still owing him $38 million on his contract.

In 9.5 seasons in Colorado Tulo hit .299 and hit over 20 home runs in 6 different seasons but he's fallen off offensively and been banged up since being traded to Toronto.   

He only played 66 games in 2017, and missed all of last season due to surgeries on both heels.  As a Blue Jay his batting average dipped to .250 and his power numbers are also down.

Seems like a very low risk for the Yankees if Tulowitzki can get healthy and close to his old form.

TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre on July 8, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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