Troy Tulowitzki
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The New York Yankees need to add an infielder, but oft-injured Troy Tulowitzki should not be the choice. Stay far away.

Josh Benjamin

The New York Yankees have an infield dilemma.

No, I don’t mean the Sophie’s Choice which is choosing between Miguel Andujar and Manny Machado. Rather, I mean the issue GM Brian Cashman is facing regarding the middle infield.

Didi Gregorius is out until at least the All-Star Break, and common wisdom suggests Gleyber Torres will shift to shortstop from second base in his absence. New York has a fine option in prospect Tyler Wade to play second, except the front office may think differently.

Per Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Yankees will “monitor” former All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who missed all of 2018 with double heel surgery.

Um, excuse me??? Am I hearing this right? Don’t get me wrong, Cashman has made some questionable decisions in the past, but that he’s even considering Tulowitzki is a terrible idea.

Troy Tulowitzki was a very good player once upon a time. Now, as a potential Yankee, he would only drag the team down.

Snakebit by injury

Just how good a player was Troy Tulowitzki in his prime? Well, quite good, actually. He hit .291 with 24 home runs and 99 RBI in 2007 and finished second behind Ryan Braun in NL Rookie of the Year voting. His Colorado Rockies also made the World Series and though Tulowitzki only hit .195 in the postseason, he was 22 years old and had his whole career ahead of him.

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