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SportsTroy Tulowitzki among Blue Jays veterans GM puts on notice

07:20  07 december  2018
07:20  07 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Troy Trevor Tulowitzki (born October 10, 1984), nicknamed "Tulo", is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Colorado Rockies.

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One thing is certain in the Blue Jays clubhouse, nobody is safe (except maybe Vlad Guerrero Jr).

Jays general manger Ross Atkins took off the gloves Wednesday and singled out veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki as a player who would have to “overachieve” if he wants to be an everyday player for Toronto.

“If we were playing tomorrow (Lourdes Gurriel) is playing short,” Atkins said at a luncheon of the Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (via the Toronto Sun). “(Tulowitzki) would have to over achieve to play shortstop at an above-average level with above-average performance for 140 games.

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Get the latest updated stats for Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on ESPN.com. Troy Tulowitzki . #2 SS. Bats: R, Throws: R. Toronto Blue Jays . Birth Date October 10, 1984 (Age: 34). Birthplace Santa Clara, CA.

Troy Tulowitzki has stayed healthy and productive thus far. He started the season as a Rockie. However, at the trade deadline, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays . Ever since he arrived to Toronto, the Blue Jays has been on a roll. Troy and his team are on a mission to bring back the long

“That would be unlikely based on what has occurred over the past 2 1/2 years. That doesn’t mean he’s not going to, but candidly I don’t think that’s likely.”

For a bit of context, Tulowitzki, who is 34 years old, missed all of 2018 after having surgery to remove bone spurs in both feet. In September he drew a line in the sand and said: “I’m a shortstop. If someone's better than me, I'll pack my bags and go home."

The most Atkins is willing to guarantee Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star slated to make $20 million next season, is the chance to compete for his job in the spring.

“That’s what we want him to be thinking,” Atkins said. “Any professional athlete, especially one who has his track record, is not going to be thinking of being a pinch-hitter or DH or someone that could, from time to time, play shortstop. He’s not at that point in his career.

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Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will have surgery Monday to remove bone spurs from both heels and is expected to miss eight weeks, general manager Ross Atkins said Friday. Troy Tulowitzki will miss at least two months after the Blue Jays placed the shortstop on the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

Tulowitzki later left without notice through a back door without talking to reporters. Tulowitzki said Tuesday he felt “blindsided” by the trade, in part When Bridich was asked about the difficulty of losing Tulowitzki , an all-star shortstop who has played only for the Rockies, the GM was calculated in his

“We’ll see. At this point, we’re just focused on what we can control.”

Speaking of players with a $20 million salary in 2019, Atkins indicated catcher Russell Martin, 35, is likely to play somewhere other than Toronto next season as youngster Danny Jansen, 23, emerged late last season.

Pitchers placed on notice by Atkins included Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, to which Atkins said: “There’s a lot of teams that would love to have either guy.”

It sounds like the Blue Jays will be major players at next week’s winter meetings in Las Vegas.

Report: Giants brass attends Tulowitzki's workout.
Several teams are keeping an eye on free-agent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. The veteran held an open workout on Tuesday and one team that apparently brought the big recruitment guns was the San Francisco Giants. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and longtime manager Bruce Bochy were on hand to watch Tulowitzki, sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Tulowitzki, who hails from the Bay Area, was released by the Toronto Blue Jays last week with three years and $38 million remaining on his contract, including a $4-million buyout on his club option in 2021.

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