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Blue Jays: Former players suiting up for new teams in 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks back to third during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks back to third during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, CANADA – SEPTEMBER 28: Kendall Graveman #31 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on September 28, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA – SEPTEMBER 28: Kendall Graveman #31 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on September 28, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Kendall Graveman- Chicago Cubs

Kendall Graveman signed a one-year deal including a team option for 2020 with the Chicago Cubs this offseason. The hurlers Blue Jay career was short-lived after he was dealt to the Athletics as part of the package to obtain Josh Donaldson.

Graveman made five appearances in a Blue Jays uniform in 2014 posting a 3.86 earned run average in only 4.2 innings of work. The former 8th round pick will look to solidify himself as a major league starter in the windy city in 2019.

Last season, Graveman struggled with injuries making only seven starts for Oakland posting an ugly 7.60 earned run average. The 28-year old owns a career 23-29 record with a 4.38 earned run average and a 5.6 WAR in 83 games on the bump.

Graveman won’t be a shoo-in for the Cubs rotation but he has the potential and resume to step in when the need presents itself. It would appear going into spring training, Graveman ranks as starting pitching depth for the Cubs.

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