Toronto Blue Jays Release Veteran Pitcher

The Toronto Blue Jays have granted their recent acquisition, right-handed relief pitcher Jay Jackson, his release as he was not selected to be added to the team's 26-man roster.

Despite pitching an impressive 9.1 innings and not allowing a single run during his time with the Blue Jays this spring, Jackson was not chosen for the final roster.

However, his strong strikeout rate of 37.8% after facing 37 batters and striking out 14 of them suggests that he possesses the necessary skillset to compete at the major league level.

At 35 years old, Jackson's previous experience in the major leagues and strong performance this spring could make him a valuable addition to another team's roster.

Over his four-year major-league career, Jackson holds a 4.21 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, with 80 strikeouts across 57.2 innings and 59 appearances. Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports