Blue Jays acquire Rasmus from CardinalsT.O. swings two deals Wednesday
By QMI Agency
|Outfielder Colby Rasmus hits a home run against the Reds at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 5, 2010. (JOE ROBBINS/Getty Images/AFP)
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays were a busy bunch on the trade front on Wednesday.
In the first of two deals, the Jays acquired starting pitcher Edwin Jackson and infielder Mark Teahen from the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart.
The Jays then turned around and acquired outfielder Colby Rasmus and relief pitchers Brian Tallet, Trever Miller and P.J. Walters from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Jackson, relief pitchers Octavio Dotel and Marc Rzepczynski, outfielder Corey Patterson and three players to be named later or cash considerations.
Tallet returns to the Jays where he played for five seasons before signing with the Cards in the offseason.
Frasor leaves the organization as the franchise leader in games pitched with 455 appearances, passing Duane Ward for the team record on July 17. He has appeared in 44 games for the Jays this season, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.98 ERA. The right-hander owns a career record of 24-28 with 36 saves and an ERA of 3.69 with the Blue Jays.
Dotel, an offseason signing, pitched 29.1 innings and went 2-1 with one save and a 3.68 ERA, while Rzepczynski went 2-3 and a 2.97 ERA in 39.2 innings.
Stewart has made three starts for the Jays this season, posting an 0-1 record and 4.86 ERA.
Patterson played in 89 games with the Jays, hitting .252 with six home runs and 33 RBI and 13 stolen bases.