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Jays Trade: Panik, McInvale for Cimber, Dickerson

Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images


Travis Bergen has been DFAed to make room on the 40-man roster.

The Blue Jays made a trade.

The Jays have sent Joe Panik and minor league pitcher Andrew McInvale to the Marlines for reliever Adam Cimber and outfielder Corey Dickerson.

Cimber (no L) is having a very good season, with a 2.88 ERA in 33 games. In 34.1 innings, he’s allowed 30 hits, no home runs, 11 walks, and 21 strikeouts. Not a big strikeout guy, but he keeps the ball on the ground.

He doesn’t throw hard. FanGraphs lists his average fastball at 87 mph. He also throws a slider and a sinker. He gets a lot of soft contact.

Cimber will be under team control through the 2024 season.

I’ve left out the fun part; he’s a sidearmer:


Both were stolen from FanGraphs. I love watching sidearm pitchers.

Corey Dickerson is a left-handed hitting outfielder who is injured at the moment. The note I see is that he will be in a walking boot for the next three weeks and then evaluated. We won’t see him until late in the season. It looks like he was picked up to save the Marlins some money (he’s making $8.75 million this year (he is a free agent after the season). He was hitting .260/.321/.377 with 2 home runs in 62 games this year.

Panik...well, you know enough about him. I’m hoping his leaving will allow the Jays to call up Kevin Smith, but I know that’s unlikely. I’m not understanding why the Marlins would want him, but it looks like they just wanted to clear some salary off the books, and needed something in return.

McInvale is a right-handed pitcher, 24, who started the season in New Hampshire and had a 2.18 ERA in 20.2 relief innings and 4 innings in Vancouver.

Welcome Cimber and Dickerson.


Cimber comes complete with fan club: