Tulowitzki to Join Yankees

Troy Tulowitzki is reportedly joining the New York Yankees.

Reports late Tuesday night said the former Blue Jays shortstop had agreed to a $550,000 MLB-minimum deal with the Yankees for the 2019 season, pending a physical.

Toronto released Tulowitzki, a five-time all-star, last month with two years remaining on his contract.

The 34-year-old Tulowitzki was kept out of the Blue Jays lineup for the last season and a half after a serious ankle injury and surgery to both heels.

He first joined Toronto from the Rockies in a July 2015 trade that propelled the Blue Jays' return to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years.

Tulowitzki also helped the Blue Jays reach the American League Championship Series for a second straight year in 2016, batting .462 with five RBIs in Toronto's three-game sweep of Texas in the AL Division Series.