The Toronto Blue Jays are in the final year paying Troy Tulowitzki, paying him $4 Million (U.S) Dollars for the 2021 season. The Santa Clara, California native spent 13 seasons in the Major Leagues splitting his time between the Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, and the New York Yankees. Tulowitzki officially retired in 2019 as a member of the New York Yankees.
Paying Troy Tulowitzki: Acquired by Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki in 2015 on the verge of one of the most memorable playoff runs in Blue Jays history, besides the back-to-back World Series victories of course. Tulowitzki was on top of his game and the Blue Jays completed the trade for the long-time Rockies infielder. This trade came after the Rockies started paying Troy Tulowitzki 157 Million (U.S) Dollars over a ten-year span.
Tulowitzki was a key addition that the Blue Jays sought after with hopes of getting them back into the playoffs and return as the contender they once were. That he did and that he was until the injuries started holding him out of the lineup and an evident rebuild for the Toronto Blue Jays was on the horizon. After an impressive run in 2015, and two more seasons in and out of the lineup, the Blue Jays released Troy Tulowitzki retaining $38 million (U.S) dollars of his salary over the next three seasons.
Final Year Paying Troy Tulowitzki
This year, Troy Tulowitzki is slated to make a base salary of four million dollars, not a major issue for the Blue Jays considering his yearly average was $12.6 Million (U.S) Dollars. Tulowitzki played in Toronto for three years, appearing in 238 games, and finished batting .250.
During his 13 seasons in MLB, he finished with 1291 games under his belt, and multiple awards. He was a five-time MLB All-Star, two-time Gold Glove winner, and a two-time Silver Slugger. There wasn’t much more Tulowitzki needed to prove individually, 225 home runs and a career batting average of .290 speaks for itself on the type of hitter he was and his defense matched his offense making him an all-around ballplayer.
How quickly it all changes, the once All-Star was unable to continue playing at a high level. Following his three years in Toronto, he had one final chance with the New York Yankees appearing in five games, that was the nail in the coffin. The Toronto Blue Jays are still paying Troy Tulowitzki up until the 2021 season when he is off the books.
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