Troy Tulowitzki has retired from baseball. With the Yankees recently activating Didi Gregorius and Glyber Torres on the roster there was not going to be room on the roster for Tulowitzki after he played just five games in 2019.
“For as long as I can remember, my dream was to compete at the highest level as a Major League Baseball player … to wear a big league uniform and play hard for my teammates and the fans,” Tulowitzki said in the statement. “I will forever be grateful for every day that I’ve had to live out my dream. It has been an absolute honor.
“I will always look back with tremendous gratitude for having the privilege of playing as long as I did. There is no way to truly express my gratitude to the fans of Colorado, Toronto and New York. They always made my family and I feel so welcome.”
Tulowitzki was limited to just five games this season — his first with the Yankees — before suffering a strained left calf April 3. He is taking a coaching position with the University of Texas.