The Toronto Blue Jays added a pitcher to their roster on Thursday when they called reliever Junior Fernandez off waivers from the New York Yankees.
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The 25-year-old Dominican played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2022, seeing action in 16 games without getting a decision. He had a 2.41 ERA in 18 2/3 innings.
Showing the 12th-best major league average speed in 2022 at 98.8 miles per hour with his fastball, Fernandez is 1-1 and averaging 5.17 in 50 games over his career.
The Jays also added Chris Bassitt, Adam Macko, Erik Swanson and Casey Lawrence to their pitching staff this offseason.
The Toronto outfit are looking for their first playoff victory since 2016, when they lost in the American League final against the Cleveland Indians. In 2022, she was eliminated in two games by the Seattle Mariners in the best runners-up series.