Reliever Seung-Hwan Oh, Blue Jays finalize $2M, 1-year deal

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh delivers in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Free agent reliever Oh and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a one-year contract with a 2018 salary of $1.75 million. The deal announced Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, includes a $2.5 million team option for 2019 that could become guaranteed based on appearances this year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh delivers in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Free agent reliever Oh and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a one-year contract with a 2018 salary of $1.75 million. The deal announced Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, includes a $2.5 million team option for 2019 that could become guaranteed based on appearances this year. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Free agent reliever Seung-Hwan Oh and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $2 million, one-year contract.

The deal announced Monday includes a $1.75 million salary this year and a $2.5 million team option for 2019 with a $250,000 buyout. The second year would become guaranteed if he appears in 70 games this season.

Oh could make $500,000 in performance bonuses based on pitching appearances: $125,000 each for 40, 50, 60 and 70. He also could make $1 million in bonuses for games finished: $125,000 apiece for 25, 30, 35 and 40m and $250,000 each for 45 and 50.

A 35-year-old right-hander, Oh was 1-6 with a 4.10 ERA and 20 saves in 24 chances last year for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was 6-3 with a 1.92 ERA and 19 in 23 chances for the Cardinals in 2016.

He figures to be a setup man for Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna.

Toronto cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

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