Toronto Blue Jays Notes: Fisher, Pillar, Shoemaker and more

TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 16: Derek Fisher #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a home run in the second inning during a MLB game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre on August 16, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Blue Jays: Are They Done With Their Offseason Shopping? by Callum Belshaw

The Toronto Blue Jays have dealt outfielder Derek Fisher to the Milwaukee Brewers while former players Matt Shoemaker and Kevin Pillar latch on with new teams.

Fisher was recently designated for assignment as the Jays attempted to clear up some space on the 40-man roster. The Brewers will send cash considerations and a player to be named later to Toronto in exchange for Fisher according to the club.

Fisher will join former teammate Billy McKinney on the Brewers squad as the pair attempt to earn a roster spot. McKinney was claimed off waivers back in September by Milwaukee.

Shoemaker Agrees To One-Year Deal

Veteran hurler Matt Shoemaker joined the Minnesota Twins on a one-year pact yesterday. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the deal is worth a base salary of $2 million base salary with an additional 250K in performance bonuses.

The 34-year old had spent the past two seasons with the Blue Jays posting a 3.14 earned run average in 11 starts. The right-hander earned $4.2 million in 2020 but took a pay cut on the open market after making just six starts…

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