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Troy Tulowitzki Newsbeat

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tulo ready to be teacher, not student, of game

DENVER—For much of the time he was building a notable Major League career, mostly with the Rockies, Troy Tulowitzki was preparing for the next act.

Tulowitzki retired last week as a member of the New York Yankees and accepted an unpaid assistant coaching job at the University of Texas.

But almost the whole time he was playing shortstop for the Rockies (2006-15) and accumulating the third-highest Baseball-Reference WAR at 39.4, he was pushing teammates to improve. Players such as current Rockies Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story, Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler and retired first baseman Jason Giambi all accepted invitations to work out with Tulowitzki at his Las Vegas home.

That’s the spirit Tulowitzki, who conducted a conference call with media on Monday, wants to bring while working with the Longhorns under head coach David Pierce.

 

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Tulowitzki, grateful to live ‘my dream,’ retires

BOSTON—New York Yankees infielder Troy Tulowitzki announced his retirement Thursday in a statement released through the team.

“For as long as I can remember, my dream was to compete at the highest level as a Major League Baseball player ... to wear a big league uniform and play hard for my teammates and the fans,” Tulowitzki said in the statement. “I will forever be grateful for every day that I’ve had to live out my dream. It has been an absolute honor.

“I will always look back with tremendous gratitude for having the privilege of playing as long as I did. There is no way to truly express my gratitude to the fans of Colorado, Toronto and New York. They always made my family and I feel so welcome.”

Tulowitzki, 34, played just five games this season—his first with the Yankees—before suffering a strained left calf April 3.

 

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