The Milwaukee Brewers are doing the due diligence to improve their infield this offseason and that now includes taking a look at Troy Tulowitzki.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a gap in their infield and are apparently checking out Troy Tulowitzki as a potential answer. According to The Athletic’s Robert Murray, the Brewers sent not one, not two, but three representatives to Tulowitzki’s workout on Wednesday.
Tulowitzki apparently worked out in front of MLB clubs in order to increase the interest in the five-time All-Star. And the results were mostly positive according to a few scouts Murray spoke with.
Tulowitzki’s play has declined in recent seasons and the 34-year-old didn’t play baseball in 2018. However, in his last full season in 2017 with the Toronto Blue Jays, he batted .249 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs. At the height of his powers, Tulowitzki was a two-way stud who was just as good with the glove as he was with the bat. to go along with his five All-Star appearances, he also earned two gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers.
Thanks to Travis Shaw’s flexibility to play both second or third base, the Brewers can be creative in their approach to fill the other infield position. However, Tulowitzki can also play either position, giving Milwaukee even more flexibility in their approach. The Brewers only need a one or two year stop gap until a couple of their minor leaguers are ready to come up and fill in at the position on a full-time manner.
Along with the Brewers, 10 other MLB teams sent representatives to the workout. Tulowitzki is apparently healthy right now, but the bigger question is whether he can maintain that throughout a whole season. Health has been a major deterrent for the former Silver Slugger and a big barrier to him getting on the field. Whether David Stearns decides to sign him or not may depend largely on that health.