There are still a few days left before the trade deadline, but the Blue Jays have already found a starting pitcher upgrade.
The team announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Walker is a free agent at the end of the season, but this is a nice, low-cost addition for the Jays, who badly need help in their rotation.
OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired RHP Taijuan Walker from the M’s for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Welcome to the #BlueJays, @tai_walker! pic.twitter.com/HBzgOEeLaa
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 27, 2020
Walker’s name is one that had come up over the past week as somebody the Jays were rumoured to be looking at. Given the fact they had already made a deal with Seattle (acquiring Daniel Vogelbach for cash), it seemed fair to assume that they had kicked tires on the big righty.
After being limited to just 14 innings over the past two seasons due to injury, Walker has had a nice bounceback year with the Mariners. Through five starts, he owns a …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation