Giants appear to have significant interest in Troy Tulowitzki
Troy Tulowitzki held an open workout on Tuesday in hopes of proving that he is fully healthy and ready to contribute in 2019, and it appears at least one team is strongly considering giving him a shot.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the San Francisco Giants had the “most impressive presence” of any MLB team at Tulowitzki’s workout, with new general manager Farhan Zaidi and manager Bruce Bochy both in attendance to get a look at the shortstop.
Of all the teams at free agent SS Troy Tulowitzki's open workout today, the San Francisco Giants have the most impressive presence, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Among the attendees for the Giants: New president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Bruce Bochy.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 18, 2018
Tulowitzki did not play last because of heel injuries, and the 34-year-old appeared in just 66 games in 2017 due to an ankle injury. He batted .249 with a .678 OPS, so he was already showing signs of decline before the significant injuries.
That said, the Toronto Blue Jays released Tulowitzki with $38 million remaining on his contract, so he is likely looking to sign a minimum contract with his next team. That significantly limits the risk involved with adding the five-time All-Star, and there have already been reports that one contending team is keeping an eye on him. If Tuesday’s workout was any indication, San Francisco is a potential landing spot for Tulowitzki.