The Toronto Blue Jays, who are in the thick of the American League wild-card race, have bolstered their bullpen. Pitcher with the best stuff in the majors will be backed by Ryu Hyun-jin, 36.
카지노 The Blue Jays acquired Jordan Hicks, 27, in a two-for-one trade with the St. Louis Cardinals on July 31.
Minor league right-handed pitchers Shem Roberts, 22, and Adam Kloppenstein, 23, were sent to St. Louis, the club added. They are currently playing in Double-A.
Hicks, a fifth-year major leaguer, pitched 41 2/3 innings in 40 games this season, going 6-1 with a 3.67 ERA and eight saves. He has 59 strikeouts.
Hicks is a right-handed reliever with a fastball that tops out at 104 mph. His command is second to none in the majors.
Hicks is on the trade market because the Reds are underperforming, and he is eligible for free agency after this season.
The addition of Hicks could be a huge boost to Toronto’s bullpen. Hicks will also protect the back end of the rotation when Hyun-jin Ryu returns on August 2.
Toronto is currently in third place in the American League East, but is tied for the second wild card. If they keep up their current pace, they could make the postseason.