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Toronto Blue Jays acquire Zach Pop, Anthony Bass from Marlins

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Sep 24, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;  Miami Marlins relief pitcher Zach Pop (56) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-handed relievers Zach Pop and Anthony Bass from the Miami Marlins on Tuesday for infield prospect Jordan Groshans, multiple outlets reported.

The Blue Jays are bolstering a bullpen that ranked 10th in the American League with a 3.89 ERA heading into play Tuesday.

Pop, a 25-year-old native of Canada, has a 3.60 ERA in 18 relief appearances this season for the Marlins. He is 3-0 with a 3.98 ERA in 68 outings with the Marlins over the past two seasons.

Bass, 34, has a 1.41 ERA in 45 relief appearances this season for the Marlins. He is 14-28 with a 3.98 ERA and 15 saves over 11 seasons with seven different clubs.

Groshans, 22, was considered the Blue Jays’ No. 4 overall prospect by MLB.com. He reached Triple-A for the first time this season and is batting .247 with one home run and 24 RBIs over 72 games on two separate minor league levels. He was the No. 12 overall draft pick by Toronto in 2018.

–Field Level Media