Blue Jays add DeJong from Cardinals |


TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays acquired shortstop Paul DeJong and cash considerations from the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays are sending 24-year-old pitching prospect Matt Svanson to St. Louis.

The trade comes one day after Toronto’s all-star shortstop Bo Bichette left a game against the Baltimore Orioles when he appeared to injure his right knee.

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The Blue Jays had not announced the extent of Bichette’s injury as of Tuesday afternoon.

DeJong has 13 home runs, 32 runs-batted-in and a .233 batting average in 81 games this season.

The 29-year-old has played his entire seven-year career so far with the Cardinals, who drafted him in the fourth round of the MLB draft in 2015.

In 2019, DeJong hit a career-high 30 home runs and 78 RBIs and was named a MLB all-star.

The Blue Jays designated outfielder Jordan Luplow for assignment to make room for DeJong on the 40-man roster.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 1, 2023.

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