Blue Jays acquire starter Matz from Mets in exchange for trio of prospects


The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired left-handed pitcher Steven Matz in a trade with the New York Mets.

The Blue Jays announced the deal, that will see right-handed pitchers Yennsy Diaz, Sean Reid-Foley and Josh Winckowski head to the Mets, on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Matz has spent his entire career with the Mets.

He has gone 31-41 with a 4.35 earned-run average and 552 strikeouts over 579 2/3 innings in 112 games over six seasons with New York.

Matz made six starts and three relief appearances in a difficult 2020, posting a 9.68 ERA before spending the final month of the campaign on the injured list with left shoulder discomfort.



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