With the team chasing wild card positions, the Blue Jays acquired pitcher Jose Berrios from the twins
The Toronto Blue Jays chasing the playoffs won the pursuit of pitcher Jose Belios and traded infielder/outfielder Austin Martin and right-hander Simon Woods Richardson for the right-hander of Minnesota.
The transaction was concluded shortly before the transaction deadline at 4 pm Eastern Time.
Berrios has attracted the interest of several competitors with a 7 wins, 5 losses and a 3.48 self-report rate in 20 starts this season for the Twins.
Official: We have acquired RHP José Berríos from the Twins in exchange for SS/OF Austin Martin and RHP Simeon Woods Richardson.
Toronto started the day with a score of 51-48, ranked fifth, chasing two AFL wild card positions.
The 27-year-old Belios is the undisputed trump card of Minnesota. He has been named to the All-Star twice. He has been as long as any pitcher in the game and has been under the control of the team throughout the 2022 season.
Trading Berrios will take the difficult rotation one step further, but the twins have all the influence and there are so many teams on the market seeking high-end starting pitches. Retrieving potential customers from the deals they made this month should allow them to restart in 2022 and beyond after this disappointing season, after two consecutive American League Central Championships.