Jays Journal “Adding 36-year-old Hyun-Jin Ryu makes Toronto ‘suddenly an old team'”…average of 29.7 ranks fourth in MLB

August 4, 2023 0 Comments

The Toronto Blue Jays have the fourth-oldest roster in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the addition of Hyun-jin Ryu.

With the return of 36-year-old Hyun-jin Ryu on Thursday, the average age of Toronto’s roster rose to 29.7 years old, according to Jays Journal. “Suddenly, we’re an old team,” he said.토토사이트

That’s fourth in MLB.

The average age will rise further when shortstops Paul DeJongh, 30, and Chad Green, 32, who were acquired via trade, return.

Other players on the 26-man roster who are 30 or older include Brandon Belt and Jay Jackson (both 35), Whit Merrifield and Chris Bassitt (both 34), George Springer (who turns 34 in September), Kevin Kiermaier (33), Yusei Kikuchi and Kevin Gausman (both 32).

Toronto is currently in third place in the American League East. The first and second place Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays have an average age of 27.8 and 28.5 years, respectively.

Baltimore’s competitive balance tax (CBT) payroll this season is $93 million, the second lowest of the 30 teams. Tampa Bay is eighth lowest at $130 million. Toronto’s is estimated to be the sixth-highest at $251.5 million, according to the Jays.

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