The 2021 Blue Jays made a trade on the opening day of Grapefruit League action. The Toronto Blue Jays welcome back their 2015 7th round selection Travis Bergen. The roster remodeling continues as Toronto has re-acquired the left-hand pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2021 Blue Jays: Travis Bergen Returns for Third Time
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Travis Bergen for cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Blue Jays will also place right-handed pitcher Patrick Murphy on the 60-day Injured List with a Sprained A/C Joint.
The now 27-year old pitcher will make his return back to the Toronto Blue Jays organization after originally being selected by Toronto in the 7th round of the 2015 amateur draft. He was then drafted from the Blue Jays in the 2018 rule 5 draft by the San Francisco Giants. The journey didn’t stop there as Travis Bergen was returned to the Toronto Blue Jays by the Giants for an earlier draft selection in 2020, 10 days later he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Robbie Ray and Cash Considerations.
In 2019, Travis Bergen appeared in 21 games for the San Francisco Giants ending the season with a 2-0 record and a 5.49 ERA, in 19 innings. Travis Bergen appeared in seven games for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020, he had a 1-0 record and a 4.05 ERA in six innings of work.
In his two MLB seasons, Travis Bergen has a 4.82 ERA, and a perfect 3-0 record. The left-handed pitcher will look to find a spot for the 2021 season as Toronto continues to add options and depth at the pitching position. Travis Bergen will likely pitch out of the bullpen if he can earn a spot.
60-Day Injured List
Right-handed pitcher Patrick Murphy has landed on the 60-day injured list after being diagnosed with a sprained right A/C Joint. Patrick is a 3rd round selection of the Blue Jays, drafted in 2013 during the June amateur draft. The now 25-year old appeared in four games for Toronto in 2020, he had a 1.50 ERA in six innings.
Grapefruit League Opener
Toronto racked up 10 hits in seven innings against the New York Yankees on route to the victory, the Blue Jays tallied at least one run in every inning except two. Right fielder Logan Warmoth, hit the first home run for the Blue Jays, he went 2-2 at the plate, adding a double as well.
Left-handed pitcher Anthony Kay got the start on the mound for the Blue Jays, Kay had two strikeouts on route to pitching two perfect innings. Right-handed pitcher T.J Zeuch earns the win for Toronto. The Blue Jays 2016 1st round selection pitched two full innings giving up two hits and one earned run for a 4.50 ERA.
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