TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki insists he wants to regain his job as everyday shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays next season, even though the five-time All-Star has not played in more than a year.

Tulowitzki, who had surgery to remove bone spurs from both heels in early April, was ruled out for the season Saturday. He expects to be healthy in time for spring training.

"It's been a tough year to say the least," Tulowitzki said. "I went out to Florida, was out there on those back fields almost every day trying to go and it just didn't respond the way I needed to come back and play everyday."

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