MLB Rumors: Troy Tulowitzki, Yankees Agree to League-minimum Contract

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Troy Tulowitzki reportedly won't be coming home to the Bay Area after all.

Tulowitzki, who grew up in Sunnyvale, agreed to a deal with the New York Yankees, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported on Tuesday. 

The Toronto Blue Jays released the 34-year-old shortstop during the MLB Winter Meetings last month. Tulowitzki missed all of last season dealing with various injuries, but the Giants were interested as soon as he became available.

"Good minimum-salaried players are worth a phone call. How about that?" Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi told reporters at the winter meetings in Las Vegas. 

Zaidi and manager Bruce Bochy reportedly attended Tulowitzki's free-agent showcase on Dec. 18, as the Giants continued to explore finding a right-handed bat to platoon with second baseman Joe Panik.

Now, San Francisco will continue to direct its attention elsewhere. The Giants are reportedly interested in bringing in utility infielder Josh Harrison, a two-time All-Star and a right-handed bat. 

Although Tulowitzki grew up an A's fan, Oakland reportedly did not reach out to the shortstop despite having a need in the middle infield. The A's acquired infielder Jurickson Profar on Dec. 21, and NBC Sports California's Ben Ross reported that the green and gold were close to moving on from All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie. 

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