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Jeffress traded to Blue Jays

Jeremy Jeffress is headed for a new stop in Major League Baseball.

 

The Kansas City Royals recently traded Jeffress to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations, a move that will give the Blue Jays some additional bullpen depth.

According to a published report in the Toronto Sun, Jeffress was acquired from the Royals for $20,000.

Jeffress, 25, from South Boston, is on the Blue Jays’ 40-man roster. Published reports indicated he is playing winter ball in Venezuela to prepare for the upcoming season.

The hard-throwing right-handed pitcher made 13 appearances for the Kansas City Royals last season and finished with a 6.75 ERA without earning a decision. 

In addition, Jeffress pitched in 38 games with the Royals’ organization on the Minor League level. In the Minor League, Jeffress recorded a 4.85 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings.

Jeffress spent a part of three Major League seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (2010) and the Kansas City Royals (2011-12), During that span, Jeffress made a total of 37 relief appearances and posted a 2-1 record with one save and a 4.89 ERA.