AP source: David Phelps agrees to 1-year deal with Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that right-hander David Phelps and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not yet been announced.

Phelps, a 32-year-old free agent who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, has performance bonuses in the agreement, and the Blue Jays have a 2020 team option that includes an escalator.

He tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm on March 17 during his final pitch in a spring training outing against the Los Angeles Angels, and he had surgery March 26.

Phelps was 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 10 relief appearances in 2017 for Seattle, which acquired him from Miami that July 20.

His agreement was first reported by ESPN.


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