Tip your cap to Toronto’s all time appearance leader — Jason Frasor — as the Blue Jay for nearly a decade signed a one year contract with the Texas Rangers.
Toronto acquired now 35-year-old Frasor from the LA Dodgers in exchange for Jayson Werth prior to the 2004 season. He went on to make 505 appearances in a Blue Jays uniform.
His best season came in 2009 when he pitched 57.2 innings with a 2.50 ERA and a record of 7-2. His WHIP of 1.023 was .205 lower than his next best season.
“When it became clear the door in Toronto has closed … I just wanted to go to a winner. I didn’t sniff a playoff race. I wanted to be on a great team. I’m thrilled. This is a perfect opportunity.”
Frasor was traded from the Jays to the Chicago White Sox midway through the 2011 season, but was dealt back to the Blue Jays at end of that year.
Overall he is 26-31 with 26 saves and 3.77 ERA in 525 career games.
Thanks Jason, and good luck (but not too much) in Texas.