Blue Jays: Troy Tulowitzki announces retirement from baseball

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 02: Troy Tulowitzki #12 of the New York Yankees takes batting practice before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on April 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 02: Troy Tulowitzki #12 of the New York Yankees takes batting practice before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on April 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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Troy Tulowitzki has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, ending a 13-year big-league career which began in 2006.

According to an official release from the New York Yankees, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is retiring from Major League Baseball after 13 seasons.

In the release, Tulowitzki thanks the fanbases of the Colorado Rockies, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the New York Yankees, the three franchises he played for at various points.

Near the end of the release, he says that he will be “instructing and helping young players to achieve their goals and dreams” from this point forward.

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Once considered one of baseball’s premier shortstops, Tulowitzki, known affectionately as “Tulo”, had been hamstrung by injuries for most of his career.

For his career, the native of Santa Clara, California was an All-Star on five different occasions, also earning two Silver Slugger awards and two Gold Glove awards.

With 225 home runs in his career, he ranks 26th among active players in that department, also ranking highly among active players in RBI (26th), WAR (21st), defensive WAR (4th), runs scored (35th), extra-base hits (37th), and walks (40th).

Tulowitzki was drafted in the first round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of California State University Long Beach by the Rockies and played a total of 1048 games for the Rockies, the fifth most by a Rockies player in their franchise history.

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The Jays Journal team congratulates Troy Tulowitzki on an exceptional and inspiring playing career, and we wish him the absolute best going forward.

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