Cubs reportedly wanted to add Troy Tulowitzki as starting shortstop


Who’s going to be the Cubs’ starting shortstop at the outset of the 2019 season? Well, it won’t be Troy Tulowitzki. But according to a report, that’s who the Cubs wanted it to be before he signed with the New York Yankees.

According to SNY’s Andy Martino, “the Cubs pursued Tulowitzki to be their starting shortstop, at a minimum for the duration of Addison Russell’s domestic violence suspension.”

Tulowitzki is viewed as a zero-risk move for the Yankees as they get a former All-Star shortstop with a couple Gold Gloves on his resume for the league-minimum salary. But according to Martino, the interest in Tulowitzki was hardly confined to The Bronx, with 16 teams either making a contract offer or showing interest. The Cubs, along with the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates, were hoping to add Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop, with the Los Angeles Angels also named as an interested party.




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