Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays knew they needed a couple upgrades in the rotation this winter in order to help a young, talented lineup next season.

Their first move of this ilk is to reportedly acquire veteran starting pitcher Chase Anderson from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Anderson, 31, remains under team control for the next two seasons with team options for each year. Monday was the deadline for Milwaukee to make a decision.

The veteran starter pitched to an 8-4 record with a 4.21 ERA an 1.27 WHIP in 32 games (27 starts) last season.

He’s posted a winning record each of the past three seasons, putting up a career-best 12-4 mark with a 2.74/1.09 split in 2017.