It is Official: Marcum for Lawrie

Press release:


BLUE JAYS ACQUIRE CANADIAN BRETT LAWRIE


The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired 2B BRETT LAWRIE from the Milwaukee Brewers, in exchange for RHP SHAUN MARCUM.


LAWRIE, 20, was drafted in the first round (16th overall) by the Brewers in the June 2008 First Year Player Draft and has spent the past two seasons in the Milwaukee minor league system. The Burnaby, British Columbia native was the second youngest player in the Southern League (AA) last season with Huntsville, hitting .285 with 36 doubles, 16 triples, eight home runs and 63 RBI in 135 games. The performance earned the right-handed hitting second basemen a Southern League Post-Season All-Star selection. The 6-0, 210 lb. Lawrie has also represented his country with Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic.


MARCUM, 28, posted a 13-8 record with a team leading 3.64 ERA in 31 starts for the Blue Jays last season. The Kansas City, Missouri native has been with Toronto for his entire five year Major League career after being selected in 3rd round of the 2003 Entry Draft. The right-hander has recorded a 37-25 mark with a 3.85 ERA in 120 career games, including 95 starts.

Tom: They will have the press conference on BlueJays.com at 4:30 6:30 Eastern.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bluebird Banter

You must be a member of Bluebird Banter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bluebird Banter. You should read them.

Join Bluebird Banter

You must be a member of Bluebird Banter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bluebird Banter. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker