BLUE JAYS ACQUIRE RHP CARLOS VILLANUEVA

By on December 3, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ONTARIO

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010

 The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired RHP CARLOS VILLANUEVA from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later.

 

VILLANUEVA, who turned 27 on November 28, appeared in 50 games for the Brewers during the 2010 season and posted a 2-0 record with one save and 14 holds.  The 6-2, 228 lbs. native of Santiago, Dominican Republic posted an ERA of 4.61 in 52 2/3 innings while allowing 48 hits with 22 walks and 67 strikeouts.

 

VILLANUEVA has a career record of 20-24 with six saves and a 4.34 ERA in 230 games, 27 starts, over five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He originally signed with the San Francisco Giants organization on March 4, 2002 before being traded to the Brewers in 2004.

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