List of former Blue Jays players trying to revive their careers overseas
By Eric Treuden
Former Blue Jays players in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB)
Jacob Waguespack - Orix Buffaloes
Waguespack, 29, spent parts of two seasons on the Blue Jays' big league roster back in 2019 and 2020. He functioned as both a starter and reliever and made a total of 27 appearances, posting a 5.08 ERA and 89 ERA+ across 95.2 innings of work. 2023 will be the second season for him in Japan as he looks to follow up a successful 2022 performance. In 35 appearances last year, he had a 2.66 ERA in 82.2 innings, allowing only four home runs along the way.
Jeremy Beasley - Hanshin Tigers
Beasley, 27, made a total of 17 appearances for the Blue Jays split betwene 2021 and 2022. In 24.1 innings of work, he struggled to a 5.92 ERA, 6.46 FIP and an ERA+ of 71. He has always been a consistent strikeout pitcher, but has had troubles walking too many batters and allowing a ton of baserunners to reach. He has two scoreless outings under his belt to begin the season for the Tigers, strikiung out three batters and walking one.