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Toronto Blue Jats sign Chris Bassitt agree to 3-year, $63M deal

Sep 23, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) before the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

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