After seven seasons in Los Angeles, left-handed starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has agreed to head to Toronto.
Ryu and the Blue Jays agreed to a four year, $80 million deal, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The deal was confirmed by Jon Heyman.
BREAKING: Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays are in agreement on a four-year, $80 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 23, 2019
Bob Nightengale reported the deal comes with a full no-trade clause.
Ryu was the top free-agent left this off-season and has been drawing interest from more than six teams, according to Heyman.
Even coming off a Cy Young caliber season where he finished second in the voting, Ryu does have some concerns surrounding him that makes him a risky long-term bet, such as his age (he’s entering his age 33 season) and his lengthy injury history.
Ryu got the contract I predictedhttps://t.co/0MIahK0aJi
— Blake (@ByBlakeWilliams) December 23, 2019
He owns a career 2.98 ERA, 3.32 FIP, 8.08 K/9, 1.99 BB/9 and 15.1 fWAR in 740 1/3 innings.
The Dodgers are now limited to the trade market if they want to add to their starting rotation.