The Blue Jays and Astros have completed a trade that doesn’t involve any marquee names but will involve ten players – some major leaguers and some minor leaguers – changing teams. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports tweeted the news.
The major leaguers on the move are Francisco Cordero and Ben Francisco, who go from Toronto to Houston, and J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, and David Carpenter going from Houston to Toronto. Houston also will receive five minor leaguers.
The inclusion of Cordero, 37, and Francisco, 30, seem like salary dump moves for the Blue Jays, as the Astros pick up some prospects to stock their farm for taking the two struggling players off their hands.
Happ, 29, has a 4.83 ERA in 18 starts this season for Houston and will add some pitching depth to Toronto’s staff. Both Lyon, 32, and Carpenter, 27, have pitched in relief this season.
The Blue Jays are currently in last place in the A.L. East, but only two games under. 500.