On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays made an important move to strengthen the depth of their pitching staff, more specifically the bullpen.
The team signed veteran reliever Chad Green to a two-year, $8.5 million contract.
The 31-year-old right-hander has spent his entire career with the New York Yankees.
Over the course of his seven-year MLB career, Green has compiled a record of 33-22 with an ERA of 3.17.
He missed a good portion of the 2022 season recovering from an injury, but his stats were still impressive.
Though he appeared in only 14 games, he had a 3.00 ERA and even recorded a save.
MLB columnist Jon Heyman tweeted the full details of Green’s new contract with the Blue Jays.
Chad Green, Jays
$2.25M – 2023
Club option for 2024-2026 for $9M/yr.
If 2024-2026 Club option declined, Player option for $6.25M
If 2024-2026 Club option and 2024 Player option declined, Club option for 2024-2025 for $10.5M/yr.
Plus many incentives
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 1, 2023
Green’s deal includes several incentives.
It also includes a three-year club option worth $9 million per year and $27 million in total.
If that club option is declined, Green will have an opportunity to exercise a player option worth $6.25 million.
If both the club option and player option are declined, then another club option for 2024 and 2025 will be exercised and will give Green $10.5 million per year.
The veteran right-hander is just the latest addition to a strong Blue Jays pitching staff.
The team had signed veteran starter Chris Bassitt earlier in the offseason.
Green could serve as a potential swingman for the Blue Jays.
Though it appears he’ll be primarily used in relief, the team could potentially stretch him out for a spot start on occasion to add some depth to their starting rotation in the event of an injury.NEXT: Blue Jays Make A Frugal Move To Strengthen Their Bullpen