Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Blue Jays sign reliever Seung-Hwan Oh to one-year contract

Seung-Hwan Oh pitches for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 23, 2017.

Gene J. Puskar/AP

Free agent reliever Seung-Hwan Oh and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $2-million, one-year contract.

The deal announced Monday includes a $1.75-million salary this year and a $2.5-million team option for 2019 with a $250,000 buyout. The second year would become guaranteed if he appears in 70 games this season.

Oh could make $500,000 in performance bonuses based on pitching appearances: $125,000 each for 40, 50, 60 and 70. He also could make $1-million in bonuses for games finished: $125,000 apiece for 25, 30, 35 and 40m and $250,000 each for 45 and 50.

Story continues below advertisement

A 35-year-old right-hander, Oh was 1-6 with a 4.10 ERA and 20 saves in 24 chances last year for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was 6-3 with a 1.92 ERA and 19 in 23 chances for the Cardinals in 2016.

He figures to be a setup man for Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna.

Toronto cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles as we switch to a new provider. We are behind schedule, but we are still working hard to bring you a new commenting system as soon as possible. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to