Toronto Blue Jays Sign Veteran Pitcher

A very intriguing signing by the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays have signed pitcher Jay Jackson to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Jackson missed almost half of last season due to a right lat strain, but he wound up making a pair of scoreless relief appearances for the Atlanta Braves.

He then spent the rest of the season at Triple-A Gwinnett where he proceeded to record a stellar 2.29 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 25 strikeouts over 19.2 innings of work, walking just four batters.

The thirty-five-year-old last got an extended look in the majors in 2021 with the San Francisco Giants, where he posted a solid 3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 28 strikeouts over 21.2 innings.

Jackson is a strong addition for the Blue Jays' relief depth, and there's a good chance he makes the major league roster for Opening Day.
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