The Blue Jays are about to sign Shun Yamaguchi, right-handed pitcher from Japan. He to get a 2-year deal at $3 million per year.
Shun is 32, he’ll be 33 in July. You can see his stats here.
This past season he pitched for the Yomiuri Giants. He had a 2.91 ERA in 26 games. In 170 innings he allowed 137 hits, 8 homers, 60 walks and 188 strikeouts.
#BlueJays see Yamaguchi as a potential starter. Depending on how rotation shapes up, his swing-and-miss splitter could also make him an asset out of the bullpen.— John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) December 17, 2019
I guess we’ll see what else happens this winter. I imagine it will depend on who else we have for starting pitchers by the time spring comes around.
Gregor Chisholm tells us that this signing doesn’t impact their pursuit of Hyun-Jin Ryu.