Earlier today, the Blue Jays sent Roberto Osuna to Houston in exchange for pitchers Ken Giles, David Paulino and Hector Perez. Of the new acquisitions, both Giles and Paulino needed to be added to the 40-man roster. (In addition to that, the Blue Jays also needed to activate Marco Estrada from the 10-day DL and onto the 25-man roster to make the start in Oakland tonight.)
To make room for Giles and Paulino on the 40-man, Toronto moved Josh Donaldson to the 60-day DL and DFA’d Oliver Drake. This move won’t impact Donaldson’s injury timetable at all since he hasn’t played in a game in a Blue Jays uniform since May 28th, so he’s already beyond the 60-day threshold and can return to action whenever he’s ready.
Drake meanwhile made it into just two games while allowing three runs before being forced off the roster. Toronto was already his fourth different team this season and now he’ll be searching for a fifth.
The Yankees have also made a move in the last hour, acquiring Lance Lynn from the Twins in exchange for Tyler Austin and 19-year-old class A RHP Luis Rijo. I hope Lynn gets shelled in New York! Multiple costly home runs in important moments sounds good to me.
If it was winter, we’d say the stove is hot, but since it’s July, maybe we can say the fire-pit is raging? Toasty s’mores and delicious trade news! Mmmm..... We’re probably not done either.