A familiar face reportedly will sign with the Toronto Blue Jays to help their struggling starting pitching.
Former Boston Red Sox hurler Clay Buchholz reportedly will sign a contract with the Blue Jays, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported Thursday, citing sources. Buchholz went 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 16 starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season.
The 34-year-old spent 10 seasons with Boston before moving on to the Philadelphia Phillies and then Arizona.
Buchholz was a key player leading up to Boston’s 2013 World Series run, posting a 12-1 record with a 1.74 ERA. After winning the World Series, though, Buchholz’s play declined and he failed to have a winning record with the Red Sox from 2014-16.
It certainly will be interesting to have Buchholz back in the American League East, as the Red Sox will have plenty of opportunities to take on the veteran pitcher this season.
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