Originally posted on Sportsnaut  |  Last updated 5/19/14
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired a left-handed pitcher in Raul Valdes for a Player to be named later or cash. The 36-year-old has accumulated a 12.27 ERA this season. He should add some options to the Blue Jays bullpen. In his last outing, Valdes allowed five runs on five hits and three walks over 2/3 innings. Blue Bird Banter says I was thinking that they thought he would be a LOOGY but he has allowed a .267/.315/.465 line against lefties and .249/.332/.430 against right-handers. I really don’t see the point, but I’d imagine he’ll be in the Bisons bullpen, though I’m pretty sure he would be out of options. I see now we don’t need an option on him, he wasn’t on the Astro’s 40-man so he doesn’t have to go on our 40-man, he can to straight to Buffalo. Photo: courtesy Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports The post Houston Astros Trade Raul Valdes to the Toronto Blue Jays appeared first on Sportsnaut.com.

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