Toronto signed the 32-year-old Yamaguchi in December after he led Japan’s Central League in both wins and strikeouts last year. Trent Thornton is expected to compete with him for a rotation spot.
The #BlueJays competition to watch this spring is taking place on the mound, where Trent Thornton and Shun Yamaguchi are vying for the final rotation spot.— Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) February 22, 2020
Thornton made his case with a spring training win over the Yankees. More from @GregorChisholm: https://t.co/9mLCoM1bBe