At this point, it’s probably easier to just list the teams that aren’t interested in free-agent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. But another team has officially stepped forward. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Boston Red Sox are in on the Tulo sweepstakes.
#RedSox were among the many teams who saw Troy Tulowitzki work out on Tuesday.
They have what was described to me as "legitimate" interest.
Question is how he could fit. At SS if they trade Bogaerts or insurance at 2B/utility player?
Tulo's next team owes him only MLB minimum.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) December 20, 2018
At this point, it all simply comes down to where Tulowitzki wants to play the most. Whichever team lands him only has to pay him the MLB minimum. That’s because the Blue Jays still owe him over $30 million for releasing him. And the Red Sox are as good a destination as ever. They just won the World Series, for starters. And at this point in his career — Tulo is 34 years old — why wouldn’t he want to play for a contender?
Two big questions remain, though. For starters, where will he play? Beyond that, how long can we count on him playing? After all, he didn’t play at all last season due to a heel injury. The season before that, injuries kept him out of all but 66 games. Time will tell, of course. Over parts of three seasons with the Blue Jays, Tulowitzki hit just .250/.313/.414 with 39 doubles and 36 home runs.
Let’s see if he can get his career back on track — regardless of where he lands.