BREAKING: Blue Jays confirmed the release of Release one player 

The Blue Jays have released Tim Mayza, as reported on the left-hander’s player page on MLB.com, following his designation for assignment last week.

This decision concludes, at least temporarily, Mayza’s 11-year tenure with Toronto. Drafted by the Blue Jays in 2013, he debuted at the Rogers Centre four years later. Over the next eight years, he made 352 appearances, more than any other pitcher on the team during that period, and ranks eighth all-time in appearances by a Blue Jays pitcher.

Mayza became a crucial part of Toronto’s bullpen in 2021, pitching 155 innings with a 2.67 ERA over the next three years. He had a standout season last year, achieving a career-best 1.52 ERA in 69 games. Although his underlying stats weren’t quite as impressive, with a 3.11 SIERA and 3.38 xERA, they were still strong numbers for a high-leverage reliever. Consequently, his struggles in 2024 were quite unexpected.

In 24 2/3 innings over 35 games this year, Mayza allowed 24 runs (22 earned) on 36 hits and 12 walks, striking out just 16 of the 121 batters he faced. This resulted in an 8.03 ERA, making him the only reliever in the league (minimum 20 innings pitched) with an ERA over 8.00. While his underlying metrics were slightly better, they remained disappointing. His 5.04 SIERA and 6.77 xERA both ranked last among Blue Jays relievers (minimum 10 innings pitched), a significant concern given the Blue Jays’ bullpen struggles this season. Considering these factors, the team’s decision to release Mayza is understandable, despite how unforeseen it seemed at the beginning of the year.

After more than a decade with the Blue Jays, Mayza is now free to pursue opportunities with other teams. At 32 years old, he could be an appealing reclamation project for an organization that believes it can help him recapture his 2023 form. To

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