MLB Trade: Blue Jays and Giants Complete A Deal

Things just never panned out right from the get-go for pitcher Mitch White from the time he arrived north of the border in 2022 from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now, the Toronto Blue Jays have shipped him back out to the West Coast in a trade with the San Francisco Giants.

White heads to the Giants in exchange for cash considerations. 

The right-hander posted an ERA of 7.74 in his eight starts for the Blue Jays upon landing in The Six at the trade deadline in the 2022 season. He then reverted to the bullpen for the past season+, and hasn't fared any better, recording a 7.11 ERA in 12.2 innings in 2023 in Toronto and a 5.50 ERA in Triple-A, before struggling once again in four appearances with Toronto this year, posting a 5.40 ERA. 

The Blue Jays had DFA'd White earlier this week with the returns of Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson to the roster. 

The 29-year-old white was a second-round pick by the Dodgers in the 2016 June draft, and even made his way into baseballs top 100 prospects within a couple of years.

His first real shot didn't come with the Dodgers until the 2021 season and he showed some promise, with a 3.66 ERA in 46.2 innings along with a 1.18 WHIP. A solid start to the 2022 season in LA, which included 10 starts and a 3.70 ERA was enough to convince Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins to make him one of their usually disappointing trade deadline acquisitions. 

White will probably slot into the Giants bullpen, where he will hopefully be able to recapture his NL West form. 

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