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Toronto Blue Jays Swap Shortstops, Deal Jose Reyes For Troy Tulowitzki

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The Colorado Rockies have traded superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays in a late-night deal, reports Ken Rosenthal (FOX Sports) via Twitter.

In addition, the Rockies are sending 42-year old reliever LaTroy Hawkins. The Blue Jays are parting with four-time All-Star Jose Reyes in the deal, along with pitching prospects Miguel CastroJeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco. The Rockies will likely attempt to flip Reyes to another team, as it does not make sense for them to take on his huge contract. 

This is a shocking move to add Tulo, considering the Jays already lead the majors in runs. Toronto has been actively seeking rotation help, as they make a playoff run. The Blue Jays rank 22nd in the MLB in quality starts (46) and 23rd in team ERA (4.07).

Tulowitzki has been one of the top MLB shortstops since breaking out in 2007, but the Rockies’ uncompetitiveness and Tulo’s huge contract (6 yrs/$118 mil) has forced Colorado’s hand. He will join an already-lethal Blue Jays lineup that includes Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion.

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