The Blue Jays will acquire beginning pitcher José Berríos in a commerce with the Twins, based on ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Shortstop prospect Austin Martin and minor-league pitcher Simeon Woods-Richardson will reportedly head to Minnesota within the deal.
Berríos, 27, is a two-time All-Star. He sports activities a 3.48 ERA, hanging out 126 batters in 121 2/3 innings. Berríos joins a Blue Jays rotation that has struggled exterior of ace Hyun Jin-Ryu and the resurgent Robbie Ray; Pitchers Steven Matz and Ross Stripling each sport ERAs above 4.50.
Minnesota acquired a powerful prospect return in trade for its greatest pitcher. Martin is the No. 16 prospect in baseball, per MLB.com, whereas Woods-Richardson slots in at No. 68 total. Martin was chosen out of Vanderbilt with the No. 5 decide within the 2020 MLB draft.
Toronto enters Friday night time 4 1/2 video games again of the A’s for the second Wild Card within the American League. Minnesota sits within the AL Central cellar at 43–60.
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