outfielder Polanko released from Pittsburgh Toronto
The Toronto Blue Jays have reinforced the outfield team.
The Blue Jays announced on the 1st (Korea time) that they signed with outfielder Gregory Polanco, 30, during a home game against the Baltimore Orioles. The form of the contract is a minor league contract.
Polanco was released during the final year of his five-year, $35 million contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. If Toronto calls him up to the big league, he can be hired for a minimum salary for the rest of the season.
Polanco made his big league debut in 2014 and played 823 games for a Pittsburgh team for eight years, recording a batting average of 0.241 on-base percentage and a .409 slugging percentage.
In September 2018, he injured his left shoulder and underwent surgery while sliding the head first. During the three seasons since his return to injury, he has lost productivity with a batting average of 0.203, an on-base ratio of 0.270 and a slugging average of 0.364.
This season, he had a batting average of 0.208 on-base rate of 0.283 slugging average of 0.354 11 homers and 36 RBIs in 107 games 안전놀이터
Toronto also announced a renewed contract with right-hander Elvis Luciano, 21. Luciano moved to Toronto in December 2018 through the Rule 5-Draft and made 25 appearances in the big league in 2019, leaving an ERA of 5.35.
Having not played a single game in the 2020 season, he was released after recording an ERA of 3.41 in 11 games in Double A in 2021.