The Blue Jays have acquired right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman from the Houston Astros. Feldman, 33, is a veteran swingman capable of pitching in both the rotation or bullpen. Feldman carries a 2.90 ERA this season, but his advanced statistics indicate that he may be due for some regression.
Toronto will be sending 18-year old pitcher Guadalupe Chavez to Houston in return. Although he is not listed as one of the team's top prospects, he does boast a 1.69 ERA in 6 starts at rookie ball.
The Jays in Houston tonight to take on the Astros, so Scott Feldman will not have to travel very far in order to meet his new team. He's a free agent after this season, meaning the Jays are simply getting a rental here.It looks as though Feldman will replace Jesse Chavez on Toronto's roster, as he's been moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Mike Bolsinger.
This could end up being a nice under-the-radar type of deal for the Jays, as Feldman posted an ERA under 4 in each of the last three seasons as a starter. This appears to be a much lower price than it would take for Jeremy Hellickson or Ervin Santana, so the Jays could end up with terrific value here. It's nice to see the Blue Jays upgrading the roster without destroying their farm system.
Source: Astros are getting Guadalupe Chavez from the Blue Jays for Scott Feldman.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 1, 2016
The traded Scott Feldman has lowest exit velocity in majors.— Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) August 1, 2016
#Astros trade pitcher Scott Feldman to Toronto & he goes from home locker room @ Minute Maid Park to visiting locker pic.twitter.com/0f7z8U1mTt— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 1, 2016