The Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Paxton Schultz from the Brewers, according to a Jays team announcement. The move completes a past move between the two clubs, as Schultz is the player to be named later in the February trade that saw Derek Fisher head from Toronto to Milwaukee.
Schultz was a 2019 draft pick, selected in the 14th round by the Brewers out of Utah Valley University. He mostly worked as a starter in college, though he has thus far worked out of the bullpen for 15 of his 17 pro games.
Schultz posted a 3.86 ERA over 23 1/3 innings in rookie ball in 2019, but since the 2020 minor league season was canceled, he was one of six Milwaukee prospects sent to the Australian Baseball League as per the team’s partnership with the ABL’s Brisbane Bandits. The righty got to appear in eight games with Brisbane, posting a 3.29 ERA over 17 1/3 innings and posting a 17-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.