Blue Jays & Guardians Agree On 1-for-1 Trade

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to tinker with their depth as they have made another trade, this time with the Cleveland Guardians. The two teams agreed to a deal that sees outfielder Bradley Zimmer head north to Toronto, meanwhile right-handed reliever Anthony Castro heads to Cleveland.

The Blue Jays are very right-handed heavy in their lineup so they continue to find left-handed batters to join their squad. The 29-year-old Zimmer has spent his entire career with the Cleveland organization to this point and has 19 HR, 86 RBI, and 39 stolen bases throughout his five seasons of action.

Castro on the other hand is 26 years old and made 25 appearances for Toronto last season. He recorded a 1-2 record with a 4.74 ERA and 11.68 K/9 throughout 24.2 innings of work. He'll now fight for a high leverage role with the Guardians who could use the help in their bullpen. 

As for the Blue Jays, this is a great trade for them as they add some more depth to their outfield. Zimmer has played center most of his career, however does have some experience in both corners. Toronto has dealt with injuries to George Springer in the past and have decided to bring in multiple role players who have experience playing center field. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail, so Blue Jays fans should be happy management is making some early moves just in case...

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