Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto Seeks Late-Inning Reliever

The Toronto Blue Jays are seeking a late-inning reliever for the back end of their bullpen, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman adds that free agents Francisco Rodriguez, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Capps, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Jose Valverde, Kyle Farnsworth, Brandon Lyon and Brian Wilson are all potential fits for the Blue Jays.


Blue Jays’ relievers finished the 2012 season with the sixth-worst ERA in the majors (4.33). They also threw the sixth-most innings and finished in the middle of the pack in strikeout-to-walk ratio.

The Blue Jays acquired Sergio Santos last offseason from the Chicago White Sox as a potential closer, but veteran Casey Janssen filled that role for much of the season. Toronto also has Brad Lincoln, Steve Delabar and Esmil Rodgers in its ‘pen, while it waits for a final decision from veteran left-hander Darren Oliver.

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