Blue Jays make a massive free agent signing by adding George Springer

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free-agent outfielder George Springer. He has signed a six-year deal.

Springer received $150 million over the lifetime of the deal. It is the richest deal ever given to a player, who signed with the Blue Jays.

Former Houston Astros outfielder George Springer hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays
George Springer hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by the Houston Astros/Instagram)

He will need to sign a per-signing physical exam for the deal to become official. Springer will have the tests at the Blue Jays’ spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida.

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Springer would be the team’s starting right field. He is projected to be in an outfield that includes Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (left field), and Randal Grichuk (center field).

The Blue Jays are also interested in signing his teammate Michael Brantley.

The 31-year-old New Britain, Connecticut-born athlete spent his entire career with the Houston Astros. He was a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger.

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Also, Springer was apart of the Astros 2017 team that won the World Series. He was also the World Series MVP when Houston won their first World Series in a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

During his final season with the Astros in 2020, Springer had a .265 batting average with 14 home runs and 32 RBIs in 51 games. He also had six doubles and two triples on 50 hits, while scoring 37 runs.

In his career, Springer has a .270 batting average with 174 home runs and 458 RBIs in 795 games. He has had 832 hits and 567 runs in 3,087 at-bats.

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He also has 137 doubles and 13 triples in the past seven seasons. He has struck out 785 times and walked 396 times.

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