The Blue Jays acquire a pitcher

Blue Jays acquire pitcher


The Toronto Blue Jays completed a trade on Tuesday, obtaining pitcher Zach Thompson from the Pittsburgh Pirates in return for minor league player Chavez Young. 

Thompson, 29, has appeared in 29 games in 2022, starting 22 of them. He went 3-10 with a 5.18 ERA. He had also worn the colors of the Miami Marlins the previous year and his overall career record is 6-17. His average is 4.44.

Chavez, on the other hand, has never played major league baseball. He mainly worked with the Buffalo Bisons, at the AAA level, in 2022, posting a batting average of .234. He hit five homers, drove in 21 runs and scored 37 in 65 games.

Belt Confirmed

The Blue Jays also confirmed the arrival of Brandon Belt, who has agreed to a one-year contract with the Ontario team.

Information from the Sportsnet network published on Monday reported a salary of $9.3 million.

Belt, who plays at first base, has spent his entire career with the San Francisco Giants so far. He's twice won the World Series, posting a .261 batting average in 12 seasons so far.