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Blue Jays sign Kevin Gausman to $110 million deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent pitcher Kevin Gausman on Sunday. He received a five-year contract.

Gausman will receive $110 million from the package.

Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman waves to someone with a glove in his hand
Kevin Gausman waves to someone with a glove in his hand (Photo by Kevin Gausman/Instagram)

This will be his fifth MLB team. It’ll be his first team that he will play for in Canada.

Before joining the Blue Jays, he also played for the Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, and the Cincinnati Reds.

He returns to the American League with this move. He previously spent six seasons pitching against the Blue Jays when he played for the Orioles from 2013 through 2018.

In the American League, he is 39-51 with a 4.22 ERA in 150 games, including 127 starts. As a pitcher in the National League, he is just 25-21 with a 3.66 ERA in 86 games, including 70 starts.

This past season, Gausman went 14-6 with the Giants. He had a 2.81 ERA in 33 starts. Gausman also allowed 66 runs, including 60 earned runs, on 150 hits in 192 innings.

The 192 innings were the most that he pitched in a season. His previous high was 186 2/3 innings during the 2017 season with the Orioles.

Gausman made his lone All-Star appearance in his career this past season.

As a starter, he is 64-72 with a 4.02 ERA in 150 games, including 127 starts. He has four games finished and one complete game.

He has allowed 557 runs, including 526 earned runs, on 1,164 hits in 1,177 1/3 innings.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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