Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi Davidi report that the Blue Jays have signed free agent pitcher Tanner Roark. It’s a two-year, $24 million pact, per Jon Heyman.
Roark, 33, pitched for the Reds and Athletics last season, posting an aggregate 4.35 ERA with 158 strikeouts and 51 walks over 165 1/3 innings. He’s a few seasons removed from his career year in 2016, when he finished 10th in NL Cy Young balloting with a 2.83 ERA. The Blue Jays, however, are simply looking for Roark to slot into the rotation and eat some innings.