The Blue Jays have signed Marcus Semien to a one-year deal

It looks like the Blue Jays have found their infielder.

According to *checks notes* 1990s All-Star infielder Carlos Baerga, the Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year deal with Marcus Semien worth $18 million.

Yes please! Hope it’s true.
— Brendon K (@_bkuh_) January 26, 2021

And then here’s Jeff Passan confirming the report…

Infielder Marcus Semien is in agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays on a one-year, $18 million contract, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 26, 2021

Interesting! As we know, the Blue Jays have a pretty glaring need in the infield. There are questions about both Bo Bichette and Vlad Jr. at shortstop and third base respectively, more so with the latter than the former.
Semien isn’t a great shortstop, but he’s a better glove at third than Vlad, and he could also fit nicely at second, which would open the team up to shuffling Cavan Biggio around the diamond as a super-utility guy.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Semien and why he would be a worthwhile buy-low option (and that’s exactly what this one-year contract ended up being)…
In 2019, …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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