Cuban Pitcher Yariel Rodriguez Signs 5-Year, $32 Million Contract with Toronto Blue Jays

Cuban Pitcher Yariel Rodriguez Signs 5-Year,  Million Contract with Toronto Blue Jays

The Cuban pitcher Yariel Rodriguezof 26 yearswho pitched with Cuba in the V World Baseball Classiche already trains with the Toronto Blue Jaysfrom Major League Baseball (MLB)according to several press reports.

Rodríguez signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays for a period of five years and an amount of 32 million dollars. The man from Camagüey will wear the number 29 and he will occupy a place in the starting rotation, as was his wish, according to sources close to the team.

According to the Blue Jays on the social network

After his arrival in Miami, in conversation with Romero, the Cuban pitcher noted that “it was a long stay in the Dominican (Republic) for me, having work, in the sense of practice, working hard, but very happy with everyone there.” .

Rodríguez opted out of his contract with the Chunichi Dragons of the Japan Central League in 2023, where he served as a reliever for two seasons and had an ERA of 3.03 in 175 entries. With a record of 6-2an earned run average of 1.15 y 9.9 fans per nine episodes in 54.2 inningsRodríguez finished his season with the Chunichi team.

Regarding his contract with the Blue Jays, Rodríguez can earn up to 47.5 million dollars as opener and 37.5 million as a relieverthanks to options, escalators and performance bonuses in his five-year contract.

Additionally, it has been revealed that he can be assigned to the minor leagues without approval only in the year 2024.

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2024-02-19 22:02:40
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