Blue Jays and Marlins Agree to Trade

Per Jeff Passan, the Toronto Blue Jays are acquiring right-handed pitchers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop, as well as a player to be named later, from the Miami Marlins for prospect Jordan Groshans.

Anthony Bass has been fantastic this season, posting a 1.41 ERA across 44 innings, as well as 45 strikeouts. He returns to the Blue Jays after playing with them in the 2020 season. The thirty-four-year-old has one-year remaining on his two-year, $5 million contract. He will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2023 season.

Zach Pop has been a solid option for the Marlins this season, posting a 3.60 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts in 20 innings. The twenty-five-year-old is also from Brampton, Ontario, so he is returning home to Canada. 

Infielder Jordan Groshans is the Blue Jays' fourth-ranked prospect and number 82-ranked prospect in all of baseball. In 72 games this season, Groshans is hitting .247/.341/.293 with just one home run between Single-A and Triple-A. The twenty-two-year-old was the 12th overall pick in the 2018 draft.

The Blue Jays have been lacking bullpen depth and this deal greatly aids them in that area. This is the first move the Blue Jays have made so far this trade deadline. 

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