As MLB’s sizzling range continues to ramp up, the Blue Jays have apparently made a transfer for some of the sought-after pitchers available on the market.
Toronto is reportedly in settlement on a five-year, $110 million contract with right-hander Kevin Gausman, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. MLB Community’s Jon Morosi had reported earlier that the 2 sides were nearing a deal earlier than Passan delivered the phrases.
Gausman, who turns 31 in January, has shined for the Giants for the previous two seasons. As San Francisco ripped off a franchise-record 107 wins in 2021, Gausman put up a 14–6 report with a 2.81 ERA, making his first profession All-Star staff and ending in sixth place within the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award voting.
Drafted fourth total in 2012, Gausman started his profession with the Orioles, and although he confirmed flashes couldn’t fairly put all the pieces collectively. His finest yr got here in 2016, when he went 9–12 with a 3.61 ERA in 30 begins. General, he was 39–51 with a 4.22 ERA with Baltimore. He additionally briefly pitched for Atlanta and Cincinnati earlier than touchdown in San Francisco.
The Blue Jays missed the playoffs in 2021 however compiled their highest win complete (91) since 2015. A giant cause why was the emergence of Robbie Ray, who signed a one-year deal final offseason however blossomed into one of many recreation’s finest pitchers, profitable the American League Cy Younger Award within the course of. Ray can be a free agent this winter, and with Gausman now in tow for Toronto, re-signing Ray seems to be a slim risk.
Extra MLB Protection