January 28, 2021

Dodgers News: Hyun-Jin Ryu signs with Toronto Blue Jays (Dodgers Nation)



After seven seasons in Los Angeles, left-handed starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has agreed to head to Toronto.

Ryu and the Blue Jays agreed to a four year, $80 million deal, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The deal was confirmed by Jon Heyman.

Bob Nightengale reported the deal comes with a full no-trade clause.

Ryu was the top free-agent left this off-season and has been drawing interest from more than six teams, according to Heyman.

Even coming off a Cy Young caliber season where he finished second in the voting, Ryu does have some concerns surrounding him that makes him a risky long-term bet, such as his age (he’s entering his age 33 season) and his lengthy injury history.

He owns a career 2.98 ERA, 3.32 FIP, 8.08 K/9, 1.99 BB/9  and 15.1 fWAR in 740 1/3 innings.

The Dodgers are now limited to the trade market if they want to add to their starting…

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