Blue Jays get bullpen help at trade deadline, acquire relievers Bass, Pop from Miami

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Blue Jays get bullpen help at trade deadline, acquire relievers Bass, Pop from Miami

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have solidified their bullpen hours before the Major League Baseball trade deadline, acquiring relievers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop from the Miami Marlins for shortstop prospect Jordan Groshans.

The Jays also acquired aplayer to be named later in the deal.

Bass, 34, has a 2-3 record with a 1.41 earned run average over 44 2/3 innings with the Marlins this season, with 45 strikeouts and 10 walks.

Miami Marlins pitcher Anthony Bass delivers against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a baseball game in New York, Sunday, July 10, 2022. The Toronto Blue Jays have solidified their bullpen hours before the Major League Baseball trade deadline, acquiring relievers Anthony Bass and Zach Pop from the Miami Marlins for shortstop Jordan Groshans. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer

He spent the 2020 season with Toronto, going 2-3 with a 3.51 ERA in 26 appearances.

The 25-year-old Pop, from Brampton, Ont., has a 2-0 record with a 3.60 earned-run average in 18 appearances with the Marlins this season, his second in the majors.

He was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 23rd round of the 2014 MLB draft, but decided not to sign and instead played collegiately at the University of Kentucky.

Groshans, 22, was selected 12th overall by the Blue Jays in the 2018 MLB draft.

In 67 games with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, he batted .250 with a home run and 24 runs batted in.

In other moves, left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda was been designated for assignment and lefty Andrew Vasquez was been claimed off outright waivers by Philadelphia.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 2, 2022.

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