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MLB Rumors: Blue Jays To Acquire Troy Tulowitzki From Rockies

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It’s been a somewhat eventful trading season so far with talks and deals heating up in the final week.

Starting pitchers Scott Kazmir and Johnny Cueto have joined contending teams, while the New York Mets have made deals for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, along with reliever Tyler Clippard. There are plenty more trades expected to happen, with Cole Hamels, David Price and others rumored to be traded. While the Los Angeles Dodgers have only been in rumors thus far, one of their National League West rivals has made a deal.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Colorado Rockies have reportedly traded their All-Star shortstop:

In return, the Rockies are receiving a former All-Star shortstop and are also sending a reliever:

Tulowitzki has long been believed to be on his way out of Colorado, mostly due to the fact that the Rockies have not been contenders. The shortstop has dealt with injuries, playing in over 100 games just once in the past three seasons; however, he has been an MVP-caliber talent when healthy. This season, he is hitting .305 with 12 home runs and 52 RBIs in 86 games. Reports had said that he would not be traded, but recent comments by Tulowitzki made it clear that he was unhappy with the Rockies.

While the prospects are currently unknown, Reyes will presumably take Tulowitzki’s place in Colorado. He is hitting .285 with 17 doubles and 16 stolen bases this season. He’s also dealt with injuries in his past, but has been mostly healthy the past two seasons.

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Written by Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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