The Blue Jays add another key piece to their rotation, as they signed the LHP Jaime Garcia from the free agency this Thursday. The Jays announced the deal via their official Twitter account, as Garcia joins fellow country-men pitchers Marco Estrada and Roberto Osuna in Toronto.
According to information from Jon Heyman, Garcia's deal is for 1 year and $8 million, with the option for one more year and $10 M plus another $2 M in incentives.
After spending 8 years with the St. Louis Cardinals, Garcia had a weird 2017 season, as he started the year with the Braves. Then he was traded to the Twins, where he only made one appearence, and less than a week after he arrived Minnesota, he was traded again, now to the New York Yankees.
The Mexican posted a 5-10 record last year, with an ERA of 4.41 and 129 K's, over 159 IP in 27 games started.
He won the World Series in 2011 with the Cardinals and has a career record of 67-55 with a 3.69 ERA and 852 K's.