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.
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4:30 6:30 Eastern.