Yankees Add 5-Time All-Star as Battle for Machado Continues

Published January 2, 2019 0 Plays

Rumble Yankees Add 5-Time All-Star as Battle for Machado Continues The New York Yankees added some infield depth by coming to terms with veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki will no doubt be counted on to fill in while New York starting shortstop Didi Gregorius recovers from Tommy John surgery. But where does that leave that other shortstop the Yankees are rumored to be interested in — Manny Machado? The Yankees continue to be among the favorites to sign the 26-year-old four-time All-Star, according to ESPN. Machado could be moved to third base once Gregorius comes back, but the Yankees have rookie star Michael Andujar at third. Or the long-term plan might be to play Machado at short and let go of Gregorius, 28, after this season when he is a free agent. Or perhaps the Yankees are getting cold feet about plunking down $300 million to $400 million on Machado and want Tulowitzki as insurance. Sources say no, this move does not mean they are moving on from Machado, but only time will tell where he winds up. Tulowitzki, 34, is a five-time All-Star who has spent most of the last two years with the Blue Jays on the injured list.