Veteran Pitcher Opts Out Of Deal With Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have recently released right-handed pitcher Casey Lawrence, activating an opt-out clause in his minor league contract.

Despite re-signing with the team in December, the 35-year-old journeyman did not have the opportunity to make an appearance for the Blue Jays this season.

Lawrence had been pitching for the Triple-A Buffalo team, where he made 18 starts and recorded a 4.67 ERA.

With the Blue Jays' rotation mostly healthy and potential additions on the horizon, Lawrence is now exploring other opportunities as a free agent.

Reports suggest that Casey Lawrence is currently engaged in discussions with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees for a potential new contract.

Both teams could benefit from the addition of a reliable depth arm.

The Cardinals are dealing with rotation uncertainty, and Lawrence's experience could provide valuable support. Meanwhile, the Yankees are in need of pitching depth and could consider Lawrence as a viable option.

For his minor-league career, Lawrence holds a 3.78 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, with 1,033 strikeouts across 1,432 innings and 268 appearances. Photo Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports