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Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 26: Joakim Soria #48 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the seventh inning at Globe Life Field on August 26, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 26: Joakim Soria #48 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the seventh inning at Globe Life Field on August 26, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Joakim Soria

Joakim Soria is one of the longest tenured relief pitchers left in the game. He’s been pitching out of the bullpen since 2007 with the Royals and has made one career start in 2019 with the Athletics which he was used as the opener.

In 22 games in 2020, he compiled a 2.82 ERA with an opponent average of .217 in 22.1 innings pitched.

Soria has a lot of experience pitching in tight situations as he has 105 career holds and 223 saves.

Despite the fact he’ll be 37 years old next season, he would be a good addition to the back end of the Blue Jays bullpen.

Yusmeiro Petit

Yusmeiro Petit has been in the major leagues for one season longer than Soria as he started in 2006 with the Marlins.

Petit had a magnificent 2020 season posting a 1.66 ERA over 21.2 innings in 26 appearances. He did even better in 2019 leading all major league relief pitchers in appearances with 80 while posting a career best ERA of 2.71 and an opponent average of .194, which was also a career high mark in 83 innings pitched.

As he also had a good 2018 campaign making it three consecutive good seasons for Petit, he may seek a multi-year deal despite being 36 years old.

In his career, he’s 42-41 with a 3.93 ERA with an opponent average of .243 in 437 games.

If the Blue Jays feel like he won’t regress and that father time won’t catch up to him, he would be a good reliever to add to the team.

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