The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired a left-handed pitcher in Raul Valdes for a Player to be named later or cash. The 36-year-old has accumulated a 12.27 ERA this season.

He should add some options to the Blue Jays bullpen.

In his last outing, Valdes allowed five runs on five hits and three walks over 2/3 innings.

Blue Bird Banter says

I was thinking that they thought he would be a LOOGY but he has allowed a .267/.315/.465 line against lefties and .249/.332/.430 against right-handers.

I really don’t see the point, but I’d imagine he’ll be in the Bisons bullpen, though I’m pretty sure he would be out of options. I see now we don’t need an option on him, he wasn’t on the Astro’s 40-man so he doesn’t have to go on our 40-man, he can to straight to Buffalo.

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