Blue Jays Acquire Jeremy Jeffress

The Blue Jays have acquired Jeremy Jeffress from the Royals for cash considerations according to his agent, report Danny Knobler and Jon Heyman of (Twitter links). Jeffress is represented by Double Diamond Sports Management.

Kansas City designated Jeffress for assignment late last week. They originally acquired him from the Brewers in the Zack Greinke deal, but he's spent most of the last two years in Triple-A. The 25-year-old Jeffress owns a 4.89 ERA in 38 2/3 big league innings spread out over the last three years. He owns a 5.60 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9 in 82 career Triple-A innings.

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  1. Austin 3 years ago

    The guy has two career victories. Kudos to the jays, future World Series champs

    • Kpm 3 years ago

      Ta wins is a good way to asses talent especially since he is a reliever ! Has good stuff! And is still young

    • ARod's Ring 3 years ago

      Yes because wins are a great way to judge a relievers potential.

      • Austin 3 years ago

        Ok, I was trying to be nice and not mention his era.

      • tucker1980 3 years ago

        Yeah… but according to Austin, if he can re-gain his 2010 form he’ll be a stud!!!!

    • Al_Oliver 3 years ago

      more like past World Series champs…

  2. Let_My_Cameron_Go 3 years ago

    Good arm, still has good potential, good pickup…

  3. tucker1980 3 years ago

    Another power arm for the bullpen

  4. Low risk high reward type deal for the Jays. Even if he doesn’t work out, I still like it. Could be like the Villanueva deal for us.

    • Shaun Newkirk 3 years ago

      Le’ts hold off on the high reward part. He’s no better than a #4 on his best day and 0 actual MLB success as a reliever and even less success as a starter. He’s got the fastball no doubt, but walking 8.78 batters per 9 isn’t getting it done.

      • Alyoyo 3 years ago

        If you know Jeffress, there’s a high reward for sure.

  5. Asif 3 years ago

    He is gonna be in the Triple AAA to start the season. Pitching depth. You can never have too much pitching. AA just clearing these small deals out of the way for the Bigger ones down the road (hopefully)

    • It might be tough to get him to AAA since he’s out of options. If he doesn’t make the MLB squad he gets exposed to waivers.

  6. bigkingk 3 years ago

    Can’t see him staying. One more strike and a lifetime ban. What are the odds?

  7. Otis26 3 years ago

    He’s probably cussing because he wasn’t traded to Colorado where they’ve voted to legalize weed.

  8. DarrenD 3 years ago

    Just be careful if you’re sitting in the “In the Action” seats, you might end up with a 99 mph fastball in your tray of sushi!

    • Winnerwinnerchickendinner 3 years ago

      Whoever is eating sushi at a baseball game deserves to get hit with a 99 mph fastball.

  9. Douglas Bath 3 years ago

    the guy has smoke. make of that whatever you want.

    • Shaun Newkirk 3 years ago

      There’s a good marijuana joke somewhere in there.

  10. Shaun Newkirk 3 years ago

    As a Royals fan, thank you BJ’s for not letting us have to see this guy anymore. (on our team at least)

  11. safari_punch 3 years ago

    Another class act added to the Jays.

  12. deewitt92 3 years ago

    Throws gas but that 4.7 BB/9 is pretty crazy…if the jays can make him throw strikes great pickup

  13. Aron 3 years ago

    Hmm wonder if he’d be open to a post game sesh?

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