Toronto Blue Jays add right-handed starter Clay Buchholz

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander Clay Buchholz to a one-year, US$3 million contract.

The 34-year-old went 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 16 starts and 98.1 innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018.

A two-time all-star, Buchholz won the 2013 World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2013. He has a career ERA of 3.86.

To make room for Buchholz on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays designated outfielder Dwight Smith Jr., for assignment.

Buchholz is expected to slot into a starting rotation headlined by veterans Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez.

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