The Giants have agreed to terms with right-hander Shun Yamaguchi, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. Per the report, the deal is likely to be a split Major League/Minor League deal, and the Blue Jays will still pay $3.175 million this year after Yamaguchi cleared waivers this week. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Last season, Yamaguchi, 33, struggled in his first year in the big leagues, appearing in 17 games and allowing 25 runs (23 earned) for Toronto. Before coming to the United States, Yamaguchi played in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball for 14 years and won 64 games with a 3.35 ERA. His best season in Japan was in 2019, when he went 15-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 170 innings with the Yomiuri Giants.