Jays Sign Kiermaier

Saturday, December 10 2022 @ 01:31 PM EST

Contributed by: Gerry

The winter meetings thread is getting long so lets start a new one with the news that the Jays are adding Kevin Kiermaier. The terms are not yet available.

Kiermaier could play centre against right handed pitchers with Springer DH'ing or moving to right. The signing somewhat addresses two needs of the Jays, a centre fielder and a left handed hitter. Kiermaier is 32 and often injured so it remains to be seen how much he can play or how long he can be effective in centre.

Kiermaier was injured for much of 2022 and just appeared in 63 games. He did not play after July 9th.

Kiermaier's best years were in his mid twenties but he has been a 2 WAR player for the last five years.