Toussaint posted a 2.68 ERA with 139 strikeouts in 117-1/3 innings across Double-A and Triple-A this season. His 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings is the best rate of his career.
Coaches and teammates rave about Toussaint’s charisma and energy. He stood out in the Futures Game last month in Washington, when he was a last-minute add and pitched a scoreless inning.
He joins a young clubhouse that includes friends Max Fried and Allard. Soroka and Gohara are injured, but Toussaint already had an established relationship with them.
“It’s always good when you come up here and former teammates come up here making their debuts,” Snitker said. “Guys grow up together and go through the minor leagues together. You develop a kinship and bond. You spend a lot of time together and grow close with each other over a big part of a year. So I think it’s a little more comforting when they go in there and see some familiar faces.”