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Toronto Blue Jays acquire closer Brad Hand from Nationals

Toronto Blue Jays acquire closer Brad Hand from Nationals

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired the services of southpaw Brad Hand from the Washington Nationals in the MLB.

Since the start of the season the Toronto Blue Jays have struggled in the ninth inning, two of their best relievers including Kirby Yates missing for the remainder of the season.

According to Bob Nighth, the Toronto Blue Jays are sending Minor League catcher Riley Adams to the Washington Nationals for Brad Hand, who was in the Blue Jays’ crosshairs in the offseason but ultimately stuck with the Washington Nationals. in MLB.

In this season, the southpaw has a record of 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA in 42 innings, 42 strikeouts and 21 saves. The 31-year-old, 6’3, 224-pound Hand is a 3-time all-star and has 11 seasons in MLB.

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Riley Adams is the 17th prospect of the Blue Jays organization, who delivered safely because they trust Venezuelan Gabriel Moreno who is also a receiver and is the fifth best prospect in their system.

Brad Hand has played for the Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, MImai Marlins and now with the Blue Jays. (Fielding)

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