Springer is a three-time All-Star, a two-time Silver Slugger and was the World Series MVP in 2017. Not only is he a power bat for Toronto, Springer's fielding will have a large impact on the Jays' defence. He will also fill a hole in Blue Jays' outfield, one of the club's longest-running issues.
The 31-year-old has spent his entire career with the Houston Astros. Last year, Springer hit .265 with a .359 on-base percentage, 32 RBIs and 14 home runs during the shortened MLB season. Over seven seasons in the majors, Springer has hit .270/.361/.491 with 174 home runs and 48 stolen bases.
With rumours swirling for several hours, Blue Jays fans waited eagerly in anticipation -- and many took to social media to celebrate once the reports were confirmed.
The last outfielder named George to play for the blue jays won MVP I’m just saying
— #FadeForCade (@flawedbutfun) January 20, 2021
George Springer and Vladdy Jr
— carter beck (@ctrainbeck) January 20, 2021
Damn Houston can really lose Harden, Springer, and Watson on the same week https://t.co/6Zm7xbUh0T
— (@RochaTweets) January 20, 2021
I don't remember the last time I was so excited about Jays baseball. I have missed it so very much.
— Victoria (@biaginger) January 20, 2021