The Blue Jays have listened on Tulowitzki and it’s unclear whether or not a deal is close. There was some concern at one point about whether or not Tulowitzki is fully on board. However, the feeling is that once he goes through a full Spring Training with the team, he may feel more a part of things.
Teams began calling the Blue Jays about Tulowitzki at the beginning of the offseason and it’s unknown what teams called them about his availability.
In 41 games in Toronto, the 31-year-old Tulowitzki hit .239 with five home runs and 17 RBI.
The player on the Blue Jays that has garnered the most trade interest, according to a source: Outfielder Kevin Pillar.
Pillar is a player that teams appear to have a lot of interest in. Teams value his speed and defense, as well as his upside.
In trade offers, teams were offering the Blue Jays either starting pitching or back end relievers in return for Pillar, but it wasn’t enough for the team to pull the trigger on a deal.
If the Blue Jays are going to trade Pillar, it would likely have a number two starting pitcher going back to Toronto.
The Blue Jays are open to listening to inquiries for both players, as they should be. However, they are in no rush to trade either player.
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