The Toronto Blue Jays have made another important move to strengthen their pitching staff.
On Tuesday, the team signed veteran reliever Chad Green to a two-year contract worth $8.5 million.
The right-hander has spent his entire career with the New York Yankees, serving as a valuable swingman arm out of their bullpen and occasionally drawing some starts.
He missed most of the 2022 season due to an injury, but posted a 3.00 ERA in 14 appearances and also earned a save.
On Twitter, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported the news of the Blue Jays’ latest pitching addition and provided the details of the contract.
Chad Green and the Blue Jays have agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million deal, per source. 2024 is a conditional player option that can be exercised if the team declines a three-year club option. If both decline, the Blue Jays get two-year club option at a higher salary.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 31, 2023
Per Feinsand, the deal includes a player option for the 2024 season if the Blue Jays decline a three-year club option.
If both sides decline the three-year option, a two-year club option at a higher salary will kick in.
The Blue Jays have been rather busy this winter, having also signed Chris Bassitt to bolster the starting rotation.
After they traded away former All-Star Teoscar Hernandez, they added both Kevin Kiermaier and Daulton Varsho to supplement the outfield and even signed Brandon Belt to add some power from the left side.
Green is just the latest addition to a team that won 92 games and secured the top Wild Card spot in the American League.
The bullpen already includes Erik Swanson, Trevor Richards, Zach Pop, Adam Cimber, Jordan Romano, and others.
The Blue Jays look to have a stout bullpen entering the 2023 season that should help them late in games, and Green could prove to be a valuable piece of the puzzle.NEXT: Jose Bautista Continues To Lead An Iconic MLB Category