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Blue Jays Acquire Drew Storen for Ben Revere

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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Blue Jays are on the verge of acquiring Drew Storen from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Ben Revere.

Storen, 28, is considered one of the better right-handed relievers in baseball. Over 334 career innings for the Washington Nationals, the righty boasted a 3.02 earned run average in 355 appearances. He is controllable for one more season and is projected to earn $8.8 million through arbitration.

The move seems to make a lot of sense for both sides, as we explained in early December. The Blue Jays had a crowded outfield with Michael Saunders, Dalton Pompey, and Ben Revere essentially competing to be the starter in left field. With Mark Lowe, Liam Hendriks and LaTroy Hawkins leaving the team, the Blue Jays were able to use this surplus in the outfield to address an organizational need.