Troy Tulowitzki

Report: Blue Jays acquire shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Rockies for Jose Reyes, others

John Tomase
July 27, 2015 - 9:00 pm

If you thought Johnny Cueto to the Royals was stunning, wait until you hear this one -- Troy Tulowitzki is headed to Toronto. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports, the Blue Jays have acquired the power-hitting five-time All-Star shortstop for shortstop Jose Reyes and a package of unidentified minor leaguers. Tulowitzki, long considered the face of the Rockies, joins a loaded Blue Jays offense that's already the best in baseball. He's hitting .300 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs. He's also signed through 2020, thanks to the six-year, $118 million extension that kicked in this season. According to Rosenthal, Tulowitzki will receive a $2 million assignment bonus and receive full no-trade protection with the Jays. The 30-year-old is a lifetime .299 hitter with 188 homers and 656 RBIs. He's also an outstanding defensive shortstop, with two Gold Gloves to his name. The Jays still have problems on the pitching side they must address, but for now, even at the cost of Reyes, their imposing offense just got a lot stronger. The Jays will also receive 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins, the oldest player in baseball, in the deal.