Blue Jays add to Bullpen, agree to a two-year $ 11 million deal with Yimi Garcia – archyde

The Toronto Blue Jays added a little depth to the bullpen by signing a $ 11 million two-year deal with veteran right-hander Yimi Garcia, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports.

Yimi Garcia Toronto Blue Jays

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Yimi Garcia Toronto Blue Jays

The contract includes a club option. MLB Network’s John Paul Morosi was the first to do this report the two sides had reached an agreement.

Garcia, 31, is a seven-year veteran who split between the Miami Marlins and the Houston Astros last season. In 62 regular season games and 57.2 innings in 2021, Garcia had a 4.21 ERA and 60 strikeouts.

Garcia was a constant option from 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 from the bullpen.

The move marks the Blue Jays’ first significant addition after narrowly missing out on the 2021 postseason in their 91st win season.

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