Could Troy Tulowitzki's days as a Yankee be numbered?
Aaron Boone told reporters in Cleveland on Saturday that Tulowitzki remains at home and is evaluating his future based on the organization's needs and what's best for him and his family.
Tulowitzki was just transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday when Didi Gregorius was activated off the IL.
According to The Athletic's Lindsey Adler, Boone said last week that Tulowitzki recovered from his calf injury, but the shortstop took a leave of absence instead of going on a rehab assignment.
When the Yankees signed Tulowitzki in January it seemed like a good low-risk move despite his injury problems as he was released by the Blue Jays with two years and $38 million left on his contract, allowing the Bombers to add Tulowitzki on a league-minimum deal. It also appeared to be a good fit as Gregorius was going to miss at least the first two months of the season, so Tulowitzki had a path to playing time.
But Tulowitzki played just five games early in the season for the Yanks, going 2-for-11 with a home run before suffering a calf strain. He then had a setback with the calf during rehab.
At one point last month, according to MLB.com, Tulowitzki approached the Yankees about possibly playing positions other than shortstop. But with Gregorius back in the fold, the Yankees already have a crowded infield with Gleyber Torres, DJ LeMahieu, Luke Voit and Gio Urshela all needing at-bats. Thairo Estrada also performed well before being sent down to Triple-A.
That combined with Tulowitzki's injury woes could mean his days in pinstripes are coming to an end.