The Toronto Blue Jays have added some depth to the bullpen by agreeing to a two-year, $11-million contract with veteran right-hander Yimi Garcia, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports.
The contract includes a club option. MLB Network’s John Paul Morosi was first to report the two sides had reached an agreement.
Blue Jays are in agreement with righty Yimi Garcia, as @jonmorosi reported. It’s a two-year deal (pending physical) that guarantees $11m and includes a club option, per source. https://t.co/dk3bIxfIPd
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 28, 2021
Garcia, 31, is a seven-year veteran who split last season between the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros. In 62 regular season games and 57.2 innings in 2021, Garcia had a 4.21 ERA and 60 strikeouts.
Garcia was a consistent option out of the Astros’ bullpen during the team’s playoff run, making nine appearances, including four in the World Series. He allowed only one hit and one walk in his four World Series innings.
Garcia broke into MLB with the Dodgers in 2014. For his career he has a 3.60 ERA in 241 appearances, with all but one coming out of the bullpen.
The move is the first significant addition made by the Blue Jays after their 91-win season saw them just miss the post-season in 2021.Internet Explorer Channel Network