Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/20/12
The Astros and Blue Jays completed a 10-player trade on Friday, with Houston getting seven players and sending three pitchers including Brandon Lyon to Toronto. The Blue Jays received left-hander J.A. Happ and right-handers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter. The Astros acquired two Major League players — reliever Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco — as well as four Minor Leaguers: right-handers Asher Wojciechowski and Joe Musgrove, left-hander David Rollins and catcher Carlos Perez. The Astros also will receive a player to be named later. Lyon has gone 0-2 with a 3.25 ERA this season in 37 appearances with the Astros and is in the final season of a three-year, $15 million deal he signed with the ‘Stros. The 37-year-old Cordero has 329 career saves but has gone 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA and two saves this season. Francisco, 30, has posted a .240 average in 27 games. Both players were in their first seasons with the Blue Jays. Happ was 7-9 with a 4.83 ERA this season with the Ast...
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