Buchholz had a 7-2 record in 16 starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks last season. He posted a 2.01 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings pitched during his rebound campaign.
OFFICIAL: We've signed RHP Clay Buchholz to a 1-year contract. Buchholz went 7-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 2018.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) March 5, 2019
To make room on our 40-man roster, Dwight Smith Jr. has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/QyAbC6WErK
The veteran pitcher spent his first 10 seasons in the MLB with the Red Sox. He won two World Series titles (2007, 2013) with the club. Boston traded him to the Phillies on Dec. 20, 2016.
Buchholz played in two games with Philadelphia before suffering a tear in his right arm. He underwent surgery and left the team after one season.
For his career, Buchholz has an 88-64 record in 206 starts. He has a 3.86 lifetime ERA with 985 strikeouts in 1,273 1/3 innings pitched.