Rockies, Blue Jays Swap Star Shortstops

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DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops.

The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday that sends Jose Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins.

Both shortstops have remarkably similar career statistics but also a history of injuries.

Tulowitzki is a five-time All-Star and a career .299 hitter. He’s hitting .300 this season. At 32, the speedy Reyes is two years older than Tulowitzki. He’s a lifetime .291 hitter and is hitting .285 this season.

Reyes is signed through 2017. Tulowitzki’s contract runs through 2020.

Updated July 28, 2015

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