Blue Jays Announce Yariel Rodriguez Deal, DFA Otto Lopez
Briefly

The Toronto Blue Jays have officially announced the signing of Yariel Rodriguez, a right-hander pitcher. The five-year deal is worth $32MM and includes a player option for the fifth year valued at $6MM. If the player declines the option, the team has a club option of $10MM. The total value of the contract could reach $36MM or even $40MM with incentives.
It's a five-year, $32MM deal for Rodriguez, per the team, as opposed to the four years and $32MM that was previously reported.
Rodriguez, 26, has been successful in his native Cuba and in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He had an impressive 1.15 ERA, 27.5% strikeout rate, and 8.2% walk rate in the 2022 NPB season. He caught the eye of Major League scouts and is now joining the Blue Jays.
Just 26 years old, Rodriguez has starred for los Ganaderos de Camaguey in his native Cuba and for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
Read at MLB Trade Rumors
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