HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Less than a week after the conclusion of the MLB draft, Hawaii baseball ace, Jackson Rees has agreed to sign a free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Rees graduated with a degree in Communicology this spring, however he did have one year of eligibility remaining. However, the Aliso Viejo, California native decided to forego his final season in Manoa to continue his career in the professional ranks.
Rees served as both part of Hawaii's starting rotation and in the bullpen. During his career with U.H. he battled a number of significant injuries. He finished the 2018 season with a starter-leading 3.86 ERA and a 5-3 record. Rees struck out 57 batters in 9.1 innings of work for the 'Bows.