Blue Jays reach agreement with Robbie Ray on one-year, $8M deal

With an interesting array of available players, Stephen and Tim discuss why the Blue Jays should build on their success and make some moves.

The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with left-hander Robbie Ray on a one-year, $8 million deal, the team announced Saturday.

Ray is the first free agent to be taken off the market during this off-season.

The Blue Jays acquired Ray from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August at the MLB trade deadline. The 29-year-old finished this season 2-5 with a 6.62 ERA, 68 strikeouts and a 1.90 WHIP.

The lefty pitched in Game 1 of the Blue Jays' AL Wild Card series in Tampa, allowing one run in three innings and striking out five hitters.

In his career, Ray has a 4.26 ERA, 4.12 FIP and was named an all-star in 2017.

The Blue Jays have an ability to flex some financial muscle during this uncertain off-season, with primary needs from a position standpoint including a centre-fielder, a third baseman and starters.

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