Toronto Blue Jays acquire Taijuan Walker from Seattle Mariners


The Seattle Mariners traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays, the teams announced Thursday.In return, Seattle will receive a nominee or cash player.

Walker is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season. He’s a career record of 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in eight major-league seasons, and he made just one appearance last season with Arizona as he recovered from ‘elbow surgery.

He will be a free agent after the 2020 season, for which he wins $ 740,000 for all 60 games.

Toronto is 15-14 until Wednesday’s games and is battling for last place in the American League in the extended 16-team playoff tournament.

The Walker, 28, rose to his feet on Wednesday in an emotional meeting, explaining why he felt there was a need for the Mariners not to play. The Seattle players have unanimously decided to skip the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park following the weekend’s police shootout of black man Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

“Happy to be a part of this organization and this group of people! Walker tweeted Wednesday night after the Mariners made the decision not to play. “Thank you for always being with us !! ”

The Blue Jays put starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a lat strain. It is seen from week to week.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan contributed to this report.


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