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Former Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki announces retirement

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The Tulo chant is officially no more.

Former Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki announced his retirement on Thursday, releasing this statement:

Tulowitzki played 10 seasons with the Rockies before being traded to the Blue Jays in 2015. In his time in Colorado, Tulo hit .299/.371/.513 with 188 home runs in 1,048 games. He was selected to five All-Star Games as a Rockie, also winning a pair of Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers.

For his Rockies career, Tulowitzki ranks third in franchise history with 39.4 career bWAR, he is also fifth in career games played for the Rockies and seventh in hits and home runs.

As a rookie, Tulowitzki was a key member of the Rockies 2007 NL pennant winners, hitting .291/.359/.479 with 24 home runs, 99 RBIs, and 6.8 bWAR. He also doubled as part of the 13th inning rally as the Rockies beat the Padres in the NL Wild Card tiebreaker.

After leaving the Rockies via trade in 2015, Tulowitzki managed to play in just 243 games over four seasons for the Blue Jays and Yankees before hanging up the cleats.