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Blue Jays' newest income stream: trading players to the Dodgers

Original photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

For the third time this season the Blue Jays have received cash from the Dodgers in exchange for a player. After sending Andy Wilkins and Matt West out west in May, today Toronto traded Ronald Torreyes to the Dodgers for cash considerations. Torreyes was acquired from the Astros for cash or a player to be named later--we don't know the amount of cash involved in either transaction so it's not known whether the Jays made a profit or not.

The Dodgers then optioned the 22-year-old second baseman to double-A, the same level he played at when he was with the Jays organization. Through 16 games with New Hampshire, he hit a meagre .140/.204/.180, but he struck out just twice in 54 plate appearances.

Trading away Torreyes opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Blue Jays, possibly to make room for either Ramon Santiago or Jonathan Diaz to be called up as a backup infielder for Toronto.

The Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map has been updated with the deletion of ALBERS and TORREYES and the addition of COKE:

Roster Route 13