Blue Jays make trades with Cardinals & White Sox / 2nd rounder Gabryszwski Signs

By on July 27, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ONTARIO

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011

 BLUE JAYS COMPLETE TRADE WITH WHITE SOX

ACQUIRE RHP EDWIN JACKSON and IF MARK TEAHEN

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired RHP EDWIN JACKSON and IF MARK TEAHEN from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for RHP JASON FRASOR and RHP ZACH STEWART.

  JACKSON, 27, is 7-7 this season for the White Sox with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts. The 6-3, 205 lb. right-hander has a career record of 55-58 in nine seasons with a 4.53 ERA while pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2003-2005), Tampa Bay (2006-2008), Detroit (2009), Arizona (2010) and the Chicago White Sox (2010-2001).

TEAHEN, 29, is batting .209 this season with three doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI in 50 games for the White Sox.  The 6-3, 230 lb. infielder has posted a .283 on-base percentage.  Teahen, who became a Canadian citizen, has a career average of .266 with 66 home runs and 329 RBI over seven seasons with Kansas City (2005-2009) and Chicago (2010-2011).

FRASOR, 33, has appeared in 44 games for the Blue Jays this season posting a 2-1 record with an ERA of 2.98.  The 5-9, 180lb. right-hander owns a career record of 24-28 with 36 saves and an ERA of 3.69 in 455 games with the Blue Jays.  He leaves the organization as the franchise leader in games pitched.

STEWART, 24, has made three starts for Toronto this summer posting an 0-1 record with an ERA of 4.86.  The 6-2, 205 lb. right-handed pitcher has spent most of the season with New Hampshire of the Eastern League (AA) where he has posted a 5-5 record with an ERA of 4.20 in 16 starts.

BLUE JAYS SIGN FOUR INCLUDING 2nd ROUND PICK GABRYSZWSKI

        The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed 2nd round pick (78th overall), RHP JEREMY GABRYSZWSKI, 11th round pick SS ANDY BURNS, 21st round pick SS PETER MOONEY and 26th round pick from Surrey, BC SS JUSTIN ATKINSON from the 2011 June draft.

        The club has now signed 23 of their selections from the 2011 draft. A complete list of signed draft picks follows.
Round           Name                            Pos.    School
1A              Musgrove, Joseph                RHP     Grossmont High
  2             Gabryszwski, Jeremy             RHP     Crosby High
11              Burns, Andy                     SS      Arizona
18              Berti, Jonathon                 SS      Bowling Green St U
21              Mooney, Peter                   SS      South Carolina    
24              Rollins, David                  LHP     San Jacinto Col North 
25              Arce, Eric                              DH      No School    
26              Atkinson, Justin                        SS      North Surrey, BC High
28              Vega-Rosado, Jorge              SS      Miami Dade CC North   
29              Cole, Taylor                    RHP     Bringham Young U      
30              Patterson, Kevin                1B      Auburn U      
32              Pillar, Kevin                   OF      Cal St. Dominguez Hills
33              Champlin, Kramer                LHP     Arizona State
34              Munoz, Luis                     C       Northwestern St U     
36              Sikula, Andrew                  RHP     Marshall U    
37              Williams, Leslie                        RHP     Northeastern U
38              Taylor, Nico                    OF      Northwood U   
40              Baligod, Nicholas               OF      Oral Roberts U
41              Bartlett, Cody                  SS      Washington State U    
42              Davis, Shane                    LHP     Canisius College      
44              Broussard, Colby                RHP     Faulkner U    
46              Farrell, Shane                  RHP     Marshall       
50              Brown, Eric                     RHP     British Columbia

BLUE JAYS COMPLETE TRADE WITH CARDINALS

ACQUIRE OUTFIELDER COLBY RASMUS

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired OF COLBY RASMUS, LHP BRIAN TALLET, LHP TREVER MILLER and RHP P.J. WALTERS from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for RHP EDWIN JACKSON, RHP OCTAVIO DOTEL, LHP MARC RZEPCZYNSKI,  OF COREY PATTERSON and three players to be named later or cash considerations.

  RASMUS, 24, is batting .246 for the Cardinals this season with 14 doubles, six triples, 11 home runs and 40 RBI.   The 6-2, 200 lb. left handed hitter has posted a .332 on-base percentage and has five stolen bases.  In his three major league seasons, the 2005 first round selection (28th overall) has posted a .259 average with 64 doubles, 11 triples, 50 home runs and 158 RBI in 385 games.

 MILLER, 38, is 0-1 this season with one save in 39 games with an ERA of 4.02.  The 6-3, 200 lb. left-hander returns to Toronto where he spent the 2003 season posting a 2-2 record with three saves and a 4.61 ERA in a league high 79 games.  In his 13 year career,  the Louisville, Kentucky native has a career record of 18-17 with 11 saves and a 4.19 ERA in 685 games for Detroit (1996), Houston (1998-1999 &  2006-2007) Philadelphia (2000), Los Angeles Dodgers (2000), Toronto (2003), Tampa Bay (2004-2005, 2008) and St. Louis (2009-2011).

TALLET, 33, is 0-1 this season for the Cardinals in 18 games with an ERA of 8.31.  The 6-6, 220 lb. left-handed pitcher has been disabled twice this season with a broken left hand and then a right intercostal strain (rib cage).  He returns to Toronto where he pitched five seasons (2006-2010) and compiled a 15-21 record with a 4.71 ERA in 214 games with 31 starts.   The Midwest City, Oklahoma native owns a career record of 16-24 with a 4.76 ERA in 241 games including 36 starts.

WALTERS, 26, has made only four relief appearances for the Cardinals this season with a 9.00 ERA.  In 17 starts for the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) this season the 6-4, 200lb. right-handed pitcher compiled a record of 7-4 with a 4.27 ERA and one complete game.  In parts of three seasons with St. Louis, the Dothan, Alabama native is 2-0 in 19 games, with four starts and a 7.38 ERA.

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