The Toronto Blue Jays have traded for Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray. In return, the D-Backs will receive a pitching prospect named Travis Bergen and cash considerations.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted about the trade on Monday afternoon.
Left-hander Robbie Ray has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 31, 2020
Ray has been in the league since 2014, starting with the Detroit Tigers, then moving to the Diamondbacks for four-and-a-half seasons. His career ERA is 4.25, and he just reached 1,000 career strikeouts on August 16, 2020.
His one All-Star appearance came in 2017. In that season, he had excellent stretches that included a five-start stretch in which he went 5-0 with a 0.24 ERA. Ray allowed just 14 hits in that five game stretch.
Pending a physical, Ray will be able to get into the Blue Jays’ rotation almost immediately.
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