Tulo insists he's a shortstop: If not, 'I'll pack my bags and go home'
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Troy Tulowitzki, who announced he will miss the remainder of the 2018 campaign, is adamant that his future with the Toronto Blue Jays will be at shortstop.

"I'm a shortstop," Tulowitzki said when asked about a potential position change, according to Dan Shulman of ESPN. "If someone's better than me, I'll pack my bags and go home."

To Tulowitzki's credit, the 33-year-old added the caveat that he would welcome competition at the position.

The five-time All-Star added that he still feels discomfort in his heels, but was confident he would be ready for spring training in 2019. Tulowitzki underwent surgery on both heels earlier in the year to remove bone spurs that had plagued him for years.

The Blue Jays have played five different players at shortstop this season, led by Aledmys Diaz and breakout rookie Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Even further, Bo Bichette - the team's second-best prospect and No. 9 farmhand in all of baseball - could threaten for a roster spot out of spring training next season.

Tulowitzki, who was acquired from the Colorado Rockies prior to the 2015 trade deadline, is owed at least $38 million over the next two seasons and can veto any potential deal thanks to a full no-trade clause.

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