Blue Jays: Former players suiting up for new teams in 2019
Marco Estrada- Oakland Athletics
Marco Estrada spent the past four seasons north of the border before signing a one-year/ $4 million dollar deal with the Oakland Athletics this past offseason. During his tenure in Toronto, Estrada went 39-40 with a 4.25 earned run average and a 10.3 WAR over 124 games with the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays initially acquired Estrada following the 2014 season from the Brewers in exchange for Adam Lind. Estrada would become a free agent in 2015 but remained in Toronto on a new two-year deal that took him through to the conclusion of the 2018 season.
The 35-year old has dealt with a wonky back the past couple of seasons and was unable to recapture that 2016 magic. Estrada will be best remembered in Toronto for his postseason heroics in the 2015 and 2016 playoffs.
The soft-tosser won three postseason games while posting a minuscule 1.96 earned run average in six starts for the Blue Jays. Estrada answered the bell anytime he was called upon in the playoffs for Toronto.
Estrada will hope to instill some of that postseason experience with the young, upstart Athletics staff who surprised all the way to the Wild Card game in 2018. The Athletics would lose to the Yankees in the contest.