​Former Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was ​released just about a week ago, and there have been several teams interested in signing the five-time All-Star.


Could the New York Yankees be one of them?

The Yankees are reportedly one of the teams who have checked in on Tulowitzki, and if they fail to sign superstar free agent Manny Machado, the 34-year-old shortstop may be their fallback option.


The Yankees were one of 11 teams who attended Tulo's workout in California earlier this week, so there is definitely some interest.

Machado is visiting the Yankees Wednesday, making it clear here's their top priority. However, if things go sideways and New York isn't able to meet Machado's demands, Tulowitzki could be their fallback option, as they definitely need a shortstop in the short term until Didi Gregorius comes back.


Tulowitzki​ missed the entire 2018 season due to injury, but in 2017 he appeared in 66 game for Toronto and hit .249 with seven home runs and 26 RBI.


While he's not exactly his former All-Star self, he could be a solid fit for a short time, or longer if Didi's on the disabled list for longer than expected. He fits the mold of a veteran who could come chip in wherever he's needed, similar to Matt Holliday or Carlos Beltran's time in the Bronx. 


As free agency progresses and Machado makes his decision, more will become clear.