The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a three-year, $63 million deal with veteran right-hander Chris Bassitt, according to multiple reports Monday.
The contract is pending the results of a physical for the 33-year-old free agent, ESPN reported. Bassitt has 27 wins over the past two seasons, tied for the sixth-most in the majors.
Bassitt went 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 30 starts for the New York Mets in 2022, striking out 167 in 181 2/3 innings.
He made the American League All-Star team with the Oakland Athletics in 2021, finishing 12-4 with a 3.15 ERA in 27 starts with 159 strikeouts in 157 1/3 innings.
Bassitt owns a 46-34 career record with a 3.45 ERA in 136 games (123 starts) with the Chicago White Sox (2014), A’s (2015-16, 2018-21) and Mets.
He joins a Toronto rotation that includes All-Star right-handers Alek Manoah, Kevin Gausman and Jose Berrios.
–Field Level Media