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Blue Jays trade pitchers Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini to Astros, Daniel Hudson to Nationals ahead of MLB trade deadline


Blue Jays trade pitchers Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini to Astros, Daniel Hudson to Nationals ahead of MLB trade deadline | The Star

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Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini are headed to the Houston Astros after a last-minute deadline deal by the Blue Jays.

The moves came hours after reliever Daniel Hudson was dealt to the Washington Nationals, the 32-year-old veteran forced to make his way down foul territory at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City mid-game as the Jays were taking on the Royals in an afternoon matinee to end a three-game series.

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Toronto reportedly got Triple-A outfielder Derek Fisher as part of the return from the Astros and brought in minor-league starter Kyle Johnston from the Nationals.

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The American League West-leading Astros also added right-hander Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbanks in their push to claim a second World Series ring in three years.

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Veteran first baseman Justin Smoak, the only player on Toronto’s active roster remaining from the Jays’ playoff runs in 2015 and 2016, shortstop Freddy Galvis and Ken Giles, who is dealing with right elbow inflammation but not on the injured list, were all rumoured to have drawn interest but stayed put.

Wednesday’s three trades follow starter Marcus Stroman, super utility infielder Eric Sogard and fellow reliever David Phelps out the door. The Jays had previously acquired four pitching prospects in return — lefty starter Anthony Kay, who will make his debut with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Wednesday night, and right-handers Simeon Woods Richardson, Thomas Hatch and Johnston — as well as two players to be named later, which are expected to be identified next month.

Hudson, 32, drew interest from many clubs in the days leading up to Wednesday’s 4 p.m. MLB trade deadline after the late-innings reliever and sometimes closer posted a 3.00 ERA in 48 innings in his first season with Toronto.

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Johnston, 23, has spent this season with the Class-A Advanced Potomac Nationals, posting a 4.03 ERA in 20 starts. The former sixth-round pick is listed as the Nationals’ No. 27 prospect by MLB Pipeline and was ranked No. 21 on Baseball America’s mid-season list.

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Hudson should be a welcome addition to the Nationals given their bullpen’s combined 5.99 ERA was the worst in baseball heading into Wednesday’s games.

Laura Armstrong is a sports reporter based in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @lauraarmy

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Right-hander Aaron Sanchez is a Houston Astro after Wednesday’s deadline trade by the Blue Jays.

Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini are headed to the Houston Astros after a last-minute deadline deal by the Blue Jays.

The moves came hours after reliever Daniel Hudson was dealt to the Washington Nationals, the 32-year-old veteran forced to make his way down foul territory at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City mid-game as the Jays were taking on the Royals in an afternoon matinee to end a three-game series.

Toronto reportedly got Triple-A outfielder Derek Fisher as part of the return from the Astros and brought in minor-league starter Kyle Johnston from the Nationals.

The American League West-leading Astros also added right-hander Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbanks in their push to claim a second World Series ring in three years.

Veteran first baseman Justin Smoak, the only player on Toronto’s active roster remaining from the Jays’ playoff runs in 2015 and 2016, shortstop Freddy Galvis and Ken Giles, who is dealing with right elbow inflammation but not on the injured list, were all rumoured to have drawn interest but stayed put.

Wednesday’s three trades follow starter Marcus Stroman, super utility infielder Eric Sogard and fellow reliever David Phelps out the door. The Jays had previously acquired four pitching prospects in return — lefty starter Anthony Kay, who will make his debut with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Wednesday night, and right-handers Simeon Woods Richardson, Thomas Hatch and Johnston — as well as two players to be named later, which are expected to be identified next month.

Hudson, 32, drew interest from many clubs in the days leading up to Wednesday’s 4 p.m. MLB trade deadline after the late-innings reliever and sometimes closer posted a 3.00 ERA in 48 innings in his first season with Toronto.

Johnston, 23, has spent this season with the Class-A Advanced Potomac Nationals, posting a 4.03 ERA in 20 starts. The former sixth-round pick is listed as the Nationals’ No. 27 prospect by MLB Pipeline and was ranked No. 21 on Baseball America’s mid-season list.

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Hudson should be a welcome addition to the Nationals given their bullpen’s combined 5.99 ERA was the worst in baseball heading into Wednesday’s games.

Laura Armstrong is a sports reporter based in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @lauraarmy

Right-hander Aaron Sanchez is a Houston Astro after Wednesday’s deadline trade by the Blue Jays.

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