Steve Pearce

TRADE: Blue Jays Deal Steve Pearce for SS Prospect

Breaking news on the trade front from Shi Davidi:


Let the sale begin! The Blue Jays have indicated their intention to move their veteran pieces by trading Steve Pearce and cash for an infielder in “A” ball. Slightly more interesting is the fact that the Jays found a trading partner in their own division. Shi Davdi tells us more about the newest Blue Jay:

Espinal looks like a potentially interesting player, although not a top prospect. Pearce is effective as a platoon bat, and injury prone, so any return for him was likely to be limited. Here’s a video of Espinal taking by Adam McInturff.

In addition, by shedding some of Pearce’s salary ($1.5M per Ken Rosenthal), the Blue Jays are in a good position to eat money in future deals to increase prospect returns, similar to last year’s deal to acquire Teoscar Hernández.

This is the first trade between the Blue Jays and Red Sox since 2012, when they sent David Carpenter and their Manager, John Farrell, to Boston, getting Mike Aviles (temporarily) in return.

Credit: Lead Photo © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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