Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turns a successful double play over a sliding Chris Young of the Arizona Diamondbacks on a ball hit by Stephen Drew in the top of the third inning of the Rockies 4-1 win in game three of the National League Championship Series at Coors Field on October 14, 2007. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Tulo has called it career.
In a statement through his most recent team, the New York Yankees, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has retired after a 13-year Major League career.
Tulowtizki broke into the Big Leagues with the Colorado Rockies in 2006. The next season, he helped lead the Rockies on a magical stretch drive which saw them win 21 of their last 22 games and advance to the first World Series in franchise history.
Tulo spent 10 seasons with the Rockies before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in July 2015. After two-and-a-half years with the Blue Jays, he signed with the Yankees as a free agent this past offseason and played in five games this year before being sidelined with a calf injury, the last in a string of injuries that plagues his career.
While with the Rockies in 2007, he became the thirteenth player in Major League history to record an unassisted triple play, turning the trick in a game against the Atlanta Braves on April 29 at Coors Field.
Tulowitzki retires with a lifetime batting average of .290 with 225 home runs and 780 RBIs.
Thursday, he released a statement through the Yankees announcing his retirement. He thanked the Rockies, Blue Jays and Yankees. The full statement is below.
Voice of the Rockies Jack Corrigan called the unassisted triple play...along with many of Tulo's 188 home runs as a member of the Rockies.