The Blue Jays have made a great move to add a top rotation starter. They agreed on Sunday with a four-year, $ 80m contract with left-handed free agent Hyun-Jin Ryu, ESPN’s Jeff Passan said.
Ryu, 32, was a candidate for the Cy Young National League for most of the 2019 season with the Dodgers, until he stopped at the end of August in early September. Still, he finished with a MLB-best 2.32 ERA and 1.007 WHIP. It has also led the big companies with 1.2 walks per nine entries.
Toronto has made multiple moves this offseason to improve its rotation. He has previously acquired right-hander Chase Anderson in a deal with the brewers and signed right-hander Thanner Roark as a free agent. Now, it’s close to adding a spin anchor to Ryu.
There were rumors this weekend that the Jays were discussing a trade with the Red Sox to recover left-handed David Price, who went 9-1 in 11 starts for Toronto in 2015. In the end, Toronto went with a slightly younger southpaw that has was more effective late.
Ryu’s signature is the last domino in the original pitching market. The White Sox agreed to a three-year, $ 55.5 million contract with free agent Dallas Keuchel on Saturday.
This story will be updated.
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