He made it back. He just didn’t last long.
Troy Tulowitzki, who signed with the Yankees in the offseason with the hopes he could shake off the injuries that cost him a year and a half of his career, announced his retirement in a statement on Thursday.
“I wanted to take this opportunity to announce my retirement as a Major League Baseball player,” Tulowitzki wrote.
Tulowitzki, 34, had been on the injured list since early in the season after starting the season as the Yankees opening-day shortstop. He played just five games — 13 plate appearances — before a calf strain put him on the sidelines.