The Toronto Blue Jays managed to pull the trigger on a couple of deals at the trade deadline.
Toronto sent pitching prospect Gaudalupe Chavez to the Houston Astros and in return they receive right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman.
The Jays then sent reliever Jesse Chavez over to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger and future cash considerations.
Jays GM Ross Atkins made the moves to strengthen the team’s bullpen as they get ready for the home stretch and make a push for a playoff spot.
Toronto is visiting the Houston Astros tonight (8:10 p.m. ET) when Marcus Stroman takes his 8-4 record to the mound.
The Jays are currently a half game out of first place behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East division.
There are also reports that Toronto has now acquired left-handed starter Francisco Lirano from the Pirates after sending starter Drew Hutchison and two prospects to Pittsburgh.
Lirano comes over from the National League with a 6-11 record and a 5.46 ERA in 21 starts.
This move gives the Blue Jays a lefty in their rotation. It also reunites him with catcher Russell Martin, who was his teammate in Pittsburgh a few seasons ago.
Francisco Lirano has 94 wins and 90 losses in his career with an earned run average of 4.09.