The Seattle Mariners have traded starting pitcher Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later.
The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered their rotation by acquiring Taijuan Walker from the Seattle Mariners. Seattle will receive a player to be named later.
Taijuan Walker missed the majority of the 2018 and 2019 seasons due to Tommy John surgery. Walker only appeared in 4 games (3 in 2018, 1 in 2019) during that span. The 27-year old pitcher returned to the team that drafted him for the 2020 season, compiling a 4.00 ERA, 1.074 WHIP, and 8.3 K/9 in 27 innings (5 starts).
Toronto is a team with playoff aspirations and needed to add help in their pitching rotation. Walker will join Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark, and Chase Anderson in the Blue Jays rotation. Toronto may have to add another pitcher in order to truly compete, but adding Walker is a good start.