Troy Tulowitzki joining Texas Longhorns coaching staff following MLB retirement

Troy Tulowitzki
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Former All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki announced his retirement from MLB on Thursday in a statement released by the New York Yankees.

That doesn’t mean he’s going to be sipping on adult beverages on a tropical island any time soon, however. Instead, Tulowitzki is joining the Texas Longhorns coaching staff as a volunteer, per Danny Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.

Davis notes that Tulowitzki is filling the void on manager David Pierce’s coaching staff when Phil Haig left the team. He wrote that the addition “could pay immediate dividends for UT’s performances at the plate and in the infield.”

Given Tulowitzki’s resume at the MLB level, it stands to reason he’ll have a positive impact. In 13 seasons playing with the Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees, Tulowitzki made five All-Star teams, averaging .290 with 225 home runs and 780 RBI. He was also a two-time Gold Glove winner at shortstop.