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Troy Tulowitzki reportedly to be back in pinstripes as a member of the Yankees

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Jeff Passan reports that free agent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has agreed to sign with the Yankees.

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) throws during their game against the Atlanta Braves July 12, 2015 at Coors Field.
Troy Tulowitzki back in pinstripes?
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On his first day of work at ESPN, Jeff Passan reported on Twitter that former Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will sign a league-minimum major league contract with the Yankees and will fill in for the injured Didi Gregorius. Toronto released him during the Winter Meetings partly as a favour to him to be able to find a place to start in 2019.

If his physicals check out, Tulowitzki, who is just 34, will be paid $555,000 by the Yankees in 2019 with the Blue Jays chipping in $19,445,000. Of course, since Tulowitzki hasn’t appeared in a game since July 2017, the physical may not be that routine.

Seeing a former fan-favourite playing for the Yankees is not going to be easy for many Blue Jays fans—especially since we will now have to root against him 18 times next year if he sticks around the roster. But, I would like to remind all of you that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be a Toronto Blue Jay in 2019.

Since Troy Tulowitzki will not be allowed to continue wearing #2 in New York (#RE2PECT), which number do you think he will don for the Yankees?