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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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CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 21: Nate Jones #57 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park on July 21, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds defeated the Tigers 9-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 21: Nate Jones #57 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches during an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park on July 21, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds defeated the Tigers 9-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Nate Jones

Nate Jones has struggled to stay on the field the past few seasons due to injuries but when he’s healthy and on, he’s a relief pitcher that any team would want in their bullpen.

In 2020 with the Reds, he posted a disastrous 6.27 ERA with an ugly opponent average of .325 across 21 games in 18.2 innings pitched.

He only pitched in 13 games in 2019 due to inflammation in his right shoulder which forced him to shut down for the remainder of the season.

He appeared in 33 games in 2018 posting a 3.00 ERA with an opponent average of .239 in 30 innings pitched.

2017 saw him throw just 11.2 innings but he was healthy for the duration of the 2016 season. He appeared in 71 games striking out 80 over 48 hits given up for an opponent average of .190 and an ERA of 2.29 while only walking 15. He did get credited for 28 holds, but was the league leader in blown saves with a total of nine.

In Jones’ career, he holds a record of 22-14 with a 3.31 ERA across 305 relief appearances while notching 341 strikeouts over 270 hits given up for an opponent average of .238.

The Blue Jays could bring him in on a one year deal with incentives for the amount of games he appears in. If he does well, he’ll be trusted upon to pitch in more games which would be beneficial for both him and the Blue Jays.

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