Troy Tulowitzki believes the New York Yankees have one of the deepest line-ups in MLB.
Tulowitzki hit ninth and went 1-4 with a strikeout in New York's 7-2 Opening Day victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
The 34-year-old shortstop, who was making his Yankees debut, was asked about batting last in the lineup when he met with reporters after the game.
"To be at the bottom of the order, that was different for me," Tulowitzki said. "Just goes to show how good it is, it really doesn't matter. In this line-up, we can hurt you from anywhere."
The five-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger signed a one-year deal with the Yankees in the offseason.
He missed the entire 2018 season with the Toronto Blue Jays after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from both his heels. The injury and recovery limited the shortstop to just 66 games in 2017.
"Opening Day was always special. I've had quite a few in my career, but today was something different," Tulowitzki said. "The injury was tough on me and a lot of people doubted that I'd get back to this point. So definitely, it had some extra meaning to get back out there."
First baseman Luke Voit blasted a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with four RBIs in the Yankees' win.
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