Blue Jays Acquire Sean O’Sullivan

The Blue Jays acquired minor league right-hander Sean O'Sullivan from Kansas City for cash considerations, the Royals announced. The marks the second time in two days that the injury-plagued Blue Jays have acquired right-handed pitching depth; they claimed David Pauley from the Angels yesterday.

O'Sullivan, 24, has a 6.75 ERA with 4.4 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 53 1/3 innings at Triple-A this year. He started ten games for last year's Royals team, posting a 7.25 ERA with 2.9 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 58 1/3 innings.  The right-hander was originally drafted by the Angels in the third round of the 2005 draft.

21 Responses to Blue Jays Acquire Sean O’Sullivan Leave a Reply

  1. john12121212 3 years ago

    Pitching depth? These guys are brutal. We’re going to turn these guys into gold like all our pitchers lol

    • Wek 3 years ago

      And have them all get injured and repeat the same vicious cycle again.

  2. what a disaster .. AA needs to join AA … 6.75 ERA in minors after horrendous 2011 … 6’1 / 240 lbs … can you say rotund? 

    • Morley C 3 years ago

       How is it a disaster to acquire minor league roster filler? They need guys to pitch in AAA because of so many others being called up.

      • So guys like Jesse Chavez get to make another start, right?  Instead of going back to the minors where he belongs.

        • Jaysfan724 3 years ago

          Sure, we’ll just call Scott Richmond up so he can join the club of getting rocked.  Who do you want to pitch?

  3. O’Sully was drafted by the Angels, not the Royals.  And … good riddance!

  4. Actually the Angels drafted Sullivan in the 2005 draft.  Royals acquired him in the Alberto Callaspo deal

  5. MikeKC 3 years ago

    I was thinking Sean was selected in the 3rd round by the Angels – not the Royals.  He was part of the Alberto Callaspo trade

  6. AaronAngst 3 years ago

    I’m waiting for the first “Alex Anthopoulos is a genius” comment applied to this transaction.

  7. bannister19 3 years ago

    The Royals selected Sean O Sullivan? Oh really, I did not know this.

  8. iains 3 years ago

    But the real question is, can Sean O’Sullivan box? (okay, wrong spelling and you have to be over a certain age and Canadian to get it)

  9. mozelpuffski 3 years ago

    wow ppl pinch your nipples and settle down! this is called filler – it costs jays nothing – FYI trade market usually heats up in a few weeks. To get a good pitcher will cost an arm and an elbow. AA is doing what he can to not overpay

    • HerbertAnchovy 3 years ago

      pinch your nipples and settle down


  10. Jays need pitching depth…and sice most of the minor league ‘depth’ is in the majors because of the injuries, arms are needed in the minors too.  Last thing genious AA would want to do is rush a prospect simply to fill holes.  The Jays do expect prospects to achieve certain criteria to graduate to the next level.

  11. Jays find their replacement for Ryoto Igarashi.

  12. I hope they kept the receipt

  13. Colin Christopher 3 years ago

    As a Royals fan, I’m ecstatic that we got anything for Sullivan.

  14. Bombastic_Dave 3 years ago

    We like to call it cost-effective filler.

  15. BK 3 years ago

    Mediocre ex-Angel pitching

  16. Trout Almonte 3 years ago

    Thanks, I didn’t even notice that.

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