Blue Jays Boosts Start Rotating By Signing 5-Year Gausman, $110 Million
TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander Kevin Gausman to a five-year, $110 million deal as the team rearranges the rotation starting in the 2022 season.
The Blue Jays officially announced the signing on Wednesday after an agreement between Gausman and Toronto was widely reported over the weekend.
The 30-year-old will be trusted to supply the Blue Jays’ star prowess starting next year after it was announced Monday that defending American League champion Cy Young Robbie Ray would be leaving Toronto for Seattle. in a free manner. Ray’s deal is expected to cost $115 million over five years.
The Blue Jays also lost starter Steven Matz this season. He signed a $44 million, four-year deal with St. Louis.
The Blue Jays will still be fully armed as of 2022, with Gausman joining a rotation that includes Hyun-jin Ryu, Jose Berrios and impressive sophomore Alek Manoah.
Gausman is 14-6 with an average of 2.81 executes and 227 strikes in 192 plays for San Francisco last season, numbers that earned him his first all-around nod.
He has a 64-72 record and a 4.02 ERA during his career with Baltimore, Atlanta and San Francisco.
This Canadian Press report was first published on December 1, 2021.