Blue Jays acquire Walker

August 27th, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired RHP Taijuan Walker from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Trent Thornton has been transferred to the 45-day injured list (right elbow inflammation).

Walker, 28, is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA (12 ER/27.0 IP) and 1.07 WHIP in five starts this season. The 6-4, 235 lb. right-hander made his only appearance of 2019 on the final day of the regular season, as he spent the majority of the campaign working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Over the course of eight Major League seasons split between Seattle and Arizona, the native of Shreveport, LA, has compiled a 33-33 record and a 3.95 ERA while registering 503 strikeouts across 555.1 innings.