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Jays trade for Taijuan Walker from the Mariners

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Many MLB reporters are saying that the Blue Jays have traded for Taijuan Walker from the Mariners.

Walker has a 4.00 ERA in 5 starts covering 27 innings. He’s allowed 21 hits, 5 home runs, 8 walks with 25 strikeouts.

Shi Davidi says it is a ‘player to be named later’ who will be going to the Mariners, which likely means it is someone not on the team’s 60-man list. Players not on the list are not allowed to be traded during the season, so we won’t know who we are losing for a couple of months.

Walker is a free agent after the season, he had Tommy John surgery back in 2018, missing almost all of last season, making just 1 start.

He went 7 innings and 106 pitches in his last start, I’d love to see someone go 7 for the Jays.

It might be cash going to Seattle:

More news:

Trent Thornton has been put on the 45-day IL, making room for Walker, and making it official that he won’t be back this season.