MLB: Blue Jays have signed George Springer for 6 years and $ 150 million
The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly cemented their status as favorites in the race to secure the services of star outfielder George Springer.
The Toronto Blues Jays struck a big blow, if not a homerun, in the free agent market on Tuesday night.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Blue Jays signed George Springer for the next six seasons with a $ 150 million contract. It would remain to complete the physical tests of use to confirm the signature.
Several media outlets have reported in recent hours that the New York Mets were Torontonians’ most serious contenders for the signing of the former Houston Astros. At that time, the amount advanced for the signing was $ 125 million.
The 31-year-old Springer hit 14 home runs and maintained a .265 batting average in the last shortened season in the MLB.
For the 2019 campaign, outfielder had produced a total of 96 points and had hit 39 home runs.
He spent the first seven years of his career with the Houston Astros.
The Springer effect could quickly be felt. Also according to Heyman, the new star of the Blue Jays could try to bring with him to Toronto his former teammate with the Astros, the outfielder Michael Brantley.
The 33-year-old has spent the last two campaigns with Houston. He produced 22 points and maintained a .300 batting average last season.
He evolved for the Cleveland squad from 2009 to 2018.
On Tuesday, the Jays added an impact player by offering a contract to endgame specialist pitcher Kirby Yates.