blue jays and right arm Chad Green We have agreed to a contract guaranteeing $8.5 million over two years. He will make his $2.25 million in 2023 and the Jays will have the option to trigger a $27 million option over his next three years, with bonuses up to $1 million. If they decline, the 2024 Green player his options will be his $6.25 million and his bonus will be his $2 million. If he vetoes it, Jays can trigger his $21 million option and his $1 million bonus over two years. A player’s options are considered guaranteed, so the $8.5 million figure comes from his 2023 salary and his 2024 player options. Green has already passed physical.
Green, who turned 32 in May, was a Yankees relief pitcher for the past seven seasons, but sat out last May and underwent Tommy John surgery shortly thereafter. The deal gives both parties a bit of security for the future. value can be obtained. Even if Green suffers some setbacks or struggles to get him back on track, he could at least secure a salary for 2024.
Green was selected by the Tigers in the 11th round of the 2013 draft. Luis Sessa Traded to Yankees in December 2015 Justin Wilson to Detroit. Primarily a starting pitcher at the time, he made his MLB debut on the swing in 2016. It was essentially the end of his time as a true starter as the Yanks turned him into a full-time reliever. , they were of the “opener” variety, never exceeding two innings.
Since making that transition, he has been somewhat quietly one of the most effective relievers in the league. In his last six major seasons in his league, he has appeared in a total of 260 games, pitched 338 innings, has a 2.96 ERA, has struck out 33.4% of batters he has faced, and has a walking percentage. Only he was 6.1%. Among relievers who have pitched 300 or more innings in that stretch, he ranks fourth in strikeout rate, second only to elite players. Josh Hader, Edwin Diaz When Liam Hendricks and come forward Kenley Jansen When Ryan PresleyGreen was never given the closer role due to the presence of . Aroldis Chapmanwith just 11 saves in his career so far, but 52 holds.
Tommy John’s surgery was very ill-timed for Green, as he was just months away from qualifying for free agency. It must have been. But if he can get back on the mound and deliver results similar to what he’s already had, he’ll have a great payday, after earning $2.25 million this year, the Jays If that his 3-year option is chosen, his earnings would be $29.25 million.This is Janssen’s $32 million taylor rogers and $34.5 million Rafael Montero.
For the Jays, this won’t have an immediate impact on the bullpen, but could give them a boost at some point later this year. Jordan Romano In closer roles, other high-leverage jobs go to things like pitchers Imi Garcia, Eric Swanson, Anthony Bass When Tim MayzaWhen Green returns, we’ll dive into that group’s mix. The Jays have two pitchers who could potentially bolster their staff midway through their next campaign. Ryu Hyun Jin He received TJS last year and is aiming to return around the All-Star break. The Jays have a full 40-man roster and need to make a corresponding move to add Green, but could wait a few weeks to make it official. Once the pitcher and catcher report to spring training, the team can move the player onto his 60-day injured list. Both Green and Ryu are expected to miss the first few months, so it’s likely that both will be transferred there.
fantrax michael marino was the first to report that Jays and Green were matched. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi added the existence of his $8.5 million guarantee and options for 2025 and his 2026, and a breakdown of the options later (twitter Link). Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was the first to add the complex options framework, and Green added the physical (twitter Link).