The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Tampa Bay Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier.
The Rays refused to pick up a $13 million team option, allowing him to become a free agent.
According to Sportnet’s Shi Davidi, the deal is pending a medical before it will be made official. He becomes the Blue Jays’ third addition of the off season, following reliever Erik Swanson and prospect Adam Macko who were acquired from the Seattle Mariners.
Kiermaier was with the Rays for 10 seasons, and won three Gold Glove awards with the team. He comes off an injury-shortened year, where he batted .228 with a .649 OPS.
It’s very likely not the end of business for the Blue Jays, who are still expected to add a starting pitcher.