Former Blue Jays who find themselves with an AL East rival this season
Tampa Bay Rays
The lone former player on the Tampa Bay Rays roster this season, relief pitcher Jason Adam heads down south on a one-year deal worth $900 thousand if he stays with the Major League squad.
Adam spent one season with the Blue Jays back in 2019 and was a solid relief option for Charlie Montoyo. Through 23 appearances, the right-hander allowed only seven earned runs through 21.2 innings pitched while amassing a 1.154 WHIP and 18 strikeouts. The reliever would leave the club the following offseason and join the Chicago Cubs.
The 2021 season was rough for Adam, as the Nebraska product missed a large portion of the season after suffering a horrific ankle injury while shagging fly balls with the Cubs AAA affiliate. He did recover and even pitched some games late in the campaign, which is great to see after the ankle injury could have potentially derailed his career.