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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Free-agent reliever Kirby Yates reaches deal with Toronto Blue Jays, per reports

Free-agent reliever Kirby Yates has reached agreement on a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, The Athletic reported.

The one-year deal has a $5.5 million guarantee, according to Sportsnet, and includes $4.5 million in performance bonuses for appearances and awards.

The deal is pending a physical, which Yates underwent Tuesday at the Blue Jays’ spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, per The Athletic.

Yates, 33, pitched just 4⅓ innings last season for the San Diego Padres before undergoing season-ending surgery in August to remove bone chips from his right elbow. Before the surgery he struggled in his six appearances, going 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA and two saves.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2021 at 10:50 PM | 2 comment(s)
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