DUNEDIN, Fla. – The Blue Jays are one step closer to setting their first-day roster on Friday, with right-handed reliever David Phelps set to earn a বেতন 1.75 million base salary by choosing a contract on the major-league roster. In 2022.
Although the Blue Jays have not opened their season for another week, Phelps was out on a contract that persuaded the team to work now. On the opening day, Phelps will be guaranteed a $ 1.75-million salary, and there is room for him to double with incentives.
Now 35, Phelps has arrived at the camp to prove he has recovered from the last surgery that cost him the most in the 2021 season. After three healthy appearances in the Grapefruit League, the Blue Jays saw enough to add him to their list.
Of course, they know first hand that Phelps can help tighten a bullpen. In 2019, he pitched a 3.63 ERA in 17.1 innings with 9.3 K / 9 and 3.6 BB / 9 and dropped their right-hander Thomas Hatch before trading with the Cubs in a deal. Phelps has been limited to just 33 games in the last two years due to injury, but when he faced the Tigers on Thursday he reached 94 mph on a radar gun, an indication that his recovery has improved.
In addition to his base salary, Phelps will earn $ 250,000 for appearing in 35 games and an additional $ 250,000 for every five games, with a total incentive of সর্বোচ্চ 1.75 million.
Toronto Bullpen’s surest names are Jordan Romano, Emmy Garcia, Tim Mayza, Adam Simber, Trevor Richards and Ross Stripling. Manager Charlie Montoya has hinted that there could be room for as many as 10 relievers in the squad to start the season with serious consideration for the rest of the work, such as Nate Pearson, Julianne Marioweider and Ryan Boruki.
To select Phelps on the roster, the Blue Jays used one of their two empty 40-man roster spots. It leaves a spot available, hitting the left-handed first baseman Greg Bird seemingly the top contender to grab it. While outfielder Nathan Lucas and others are vying for a place on the Blue Jays bench, it is Bird who has emerged as a pioneer for that role.