The Toronto Blue Jays maintain revamping their outfield this offseason by reportedly pulling off a commerce with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.
The Blue Jays, who already signed three-time Gold Glove winner Kevin Kiermaier and traded Teoscar Hernández to the Seattle Mariners, acquired outfielder Daulton Varsho in change for prime catching prospect Gabriel Moreno and outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr., in line with ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Varsho, 26, had one of the best season of his three-year main league profession in 2022 as he batted .235 with 27 house runs and 74 RBIs. Varsho additionally brings with him an above-average glove within the outfield and has performed in all three spots on the grass in his profession. Varsho additionally has spent a while enjoying catcher as effectively.
The Diamondbacks have been keen to half with Varsho since they’ve a surplus of up-and-coming outfielders, per Passan, whereas the Blue Jays traded away the 22-year-old Moreno since they have already got two catchers in Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen on the roster.
By bringing in Varsho, it provides one other high quality bat, and a left-handed one for that matter, to a potent lineup that already options Vladimir Gurerro Jr., Bo Bichette, George Springer and Matt Chapman.
However with the acquisitions the Blue Jays have made this offseason, it seems like they’re setting up a extra well-rounded staff than only one constructed to mash the baseball, though Toronto will nonetheless be capable of do this.