Blue Jays To Sign Dominican Left-Hander

The Blue Jays have agreed to sign Dominican left-hander Jairo Labour for $350K, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The 16-year-old became eligible to sign when the 2010 international signing period opened last July. Badler reports that Labour stands 6'4" and has a 92 mph fastball with feel for a breaking ball and a solid delivery.

The Blue Jays have been aggressive in international free agency under GM Alex Anthopoulos. They signed Adonis Cardona and Adeiny Hechavarria and expressed interest in others, including Aroldis Chapman and Luis Heredia.


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4 Comments on "Blue Jays To Sign Dominican Left-Hander"


grant77
4 years 7 months ago

Gabriel Cenas was a pretty big signing as well, might want to mention him with Hech and Cardona.

TdotsFinest
4 years 7 months ago

A.A back to work in Latin America

okbluejays
4 years 7 months ago

I have no idea who this dude is, as i’m sure many don’t…but I like it. Scouting overseas aggresively is always a good thing. 16 years old, 6’4 and throws 92mph…sign me up! Even if he’s 18 then i’m still happy :). I wish Toronto would have gotten Chapman, their rotation would have looked sick for years to come.

iains
4 years 7 months ago

If indeed he’s 16, wow, this kid is going to be huge. 6’4″ is big, but he’s not finished growing yet.