Report: Blue Jays, Giants among 4 teams interested in Gausman
The market for free-agent right-hander Kevin Gausman is strong.
The Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners, and San Francisco Giants are all showing interest in the 30-year-old, sources told MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
San Francisco has been busy of late, inking two of Gausman's teammates from last season - pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood - to multi-year deals. The Angels, like the Giants, have already locked up a starter this offseason, with Noah Syndergaard agreeing to a one-year contract last week.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays appear to be on the hunt for starting pitching with two of their options from last season - Robbie Ray and Steven Matz - both seeking sizable raises in free agency. Seattle has a hole to fill in its rotation behind Marco Gonzales, Logan Gilbert, and Chris Flexen.
Gausman is coming off the finest campaign of his nine-year career, finishing sixth in National League Cy Young voting after posting a 14-6 record with a 2.81 ERA, 3.00 FIP, and 10.6 K/9 in 192 innings (33 starts) for the Giants.
The past two seasons have been impressive for the veteran hurler, who struck out a career-high 11.9 hitters per nine innings in 2020.