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Jays trade for Jonathan Villar

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The Blue Jays have made another trade, adding to their infield/bench/speed. Jonathan Villar is coming in trade from the Marlins.

Jonathan is hitting .272/.328/.360 with 9 steals this year. He’s been playing short and second mostly. But he’s played center as well. He’s also played third in his career. He isn’t a great defensive player. He is a free agent after the season.

It looks like the Marlins have picked up Starling Marte too.

Villar is 29, a switch-hitter. He’s played for 4 teams, Astros, Brewers, Orioles and Marlins. Career he has a .261/.328/.406 line with 80 home runs and 211 steals in 808 games.

Griffin Conine going to the Marlins. More than I hoped. I had some hope Conine would make it to the Jays. Of course his dad was a big fan favorite in Miami.