Blue Jays Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Who Spent Last Two Seasons In Korea

The Toronto Blue Jays have recently bolstered their farm system by signing right-handed pitcher Wes Parsons to a Minor League deal.

Parsons, a product of Jackson State Community College, embarked on his professional baseball journey in 2012 when he joined the Atlanta Braves as a free agent.

Standing tall at 6'5" and, at just 20-years-old, he quickly made an impression in Single-A with the Rome Braves, showcasing an impressive 2.63 ERA over 19 starts.

Parsons steadily climbed the Minor League ranks over the next five seasons, demonstrating his versatility as both a starter and reliever. In 2019, he made his long-awaited Major League debut with the Braves, though he was ultimately sent back down to Triple-A after his initial outing in relief.

Undeterred, he secured a spot on the Braves' Opening Day roster in 2020 as a reliever, recording a solid 3.52 ERA in 17 appearances.

After a brief stint with the Colorado Rockies, Parsons ventured overseas and signed with the NC Dinos in the Korean Baseball Organization for the 2021 season.

He showcased his abilities with a 3.72 ERA over 24 starts, earning a contract for the following year. However, a back injury limited his playing time, and he was eventually released by the Dinos in 2022.

Now, with the Blue Jays, Parsons aims to regain his form in the Minor Leagues and work his way up the organizational ladder, potentially contributing to the team's pitching depth in the future. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports