The A's are making starting pitching a priority during their offseason quests for improvements. But after some recent news that they may not be bringing second baseman, Jed Lowrie, back, a middle infielder spot could be opening up.
So why not Troy Tulowitzki?
Yes. The shortstop was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, making him a free agent.
Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle was told by Tulo's agent, Paul Cohen, that the 34-year-old would love to play in the Bay Area:
Troy Tulowitzki's agent, Paul Cohen, tells me Tulowitzki would love to play in the Bay Area, is willing to change positions and would like to play for a winning team. Could be a real possibility for A's at 2B at a mere $600,000.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) December 11, 2018
The Jays still owe him $38 million, so he's not necessarily desperate for the money. Plus, he's from the area. He went to Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, Calif. and even grew up an A's fan.