UPDATE (5:51 p.m. PT, 5/14/2015): Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki insists that he did not authorize his agent publicize his status with the Rockies, and that if he were disgruntled, it would be a situation he would handle personally, according to MLB.com.
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is unhappy and reportedly wants out of Colorado.
“To say that it is not a possibility would be silly,” his longtime agent Paul Cohen told The New York Post on Tuesday.
Cohen relayed that he “spent a tremendous amount of time” on this topic with Tulowitzki in the offseason. He explained “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist” to see why the four-time All-Star may want to seek other options.
Tulowitzki's state was described as "frustrated," largely due to four straight losing seasons, according to the report.
"It could get to the point for [owner] Dick Monfort and GM Jeff [Bridich] that the storyline every day with the team is when is Tulowitzki being traded,” Cohen said. “That is negative for the franchise as the idea of trading the face of the franchise. They are smart enough to recognize they don’t want that going forward.”
Twenty nine games into the 2015 season, the Rockies are well under .500, currently perched at 11-18, which puts them in fifth in the NL West.
Colorado won seven of its first nine to start the year, but have now lost 10 in a row and 16 of its last 20.
Tulowitzki, who owns a career average of .299, is a two-time Silver Slugger and twice finished in the top five in MVP voting.
The 30-year-old is hitting .298 this year, after finishing with a .340 batting average in 2014 and .312 in 2013.
He's currently signed to a 10-year, $157 million contract with Colorado that does not expire until 2021. He has a base salary of $20 million in 2015.
Tulowitzki has been with the Rockies since 2006, having played for three different managers. He's never been with another organization.