Troy Tulowitzki wants Yankees to sign Manny Machado
The New York Yankees signed Troy Tulowitzki with the intention of playing him at shortstop while Didi Gregorius is out with an injury, which might be the entire first half of the season. That plan could change if they end up landing Manny Machado, but Tulowitzki is still rooting for it to happen.
Tulowitzki was asked on Monday for his thoughts on Machado potentially signing with the Yankees, and he said it would be “awesome.”
Current NYY SS Troy Tulowitzki, w/ Machado still looming in free agency: 'I signed up to be a Yankee because I want to play w/ the best players, so if Manny’s one of those guys, I think that would be awesome…so whatever happens happens & I’ll be ready to play' when camp begins.
— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) January 7, 2019
If New York does sign Machado, there’s a possibility third baseman Miguel Andujar would be traded. That likely means the plan with Tulowitzki would remain unchanged, though it’s no surprise he doesn’t seem concerned about it.
The Toronto Blue Jays still owe Tulowitzki an absurd amount of money, and his top priority now is winning a World Series. He’s eventually going to be more of a utility infielder when Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery, so the plan remains the same with or without Machado in the mix.