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Blue Jays trade former Bison RHP Marcus Stroman to Mets for pitching prospects

All-star played 7 games for Buffalo in 2014, 1 in 2015
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Posted at 1:36 AM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 01:39:55-04

TORONTO (WKBW) — The Toronto Blue Jays traded all-star RHP Marcus Stroman along with cash considerations to the New York Mets in exchange for LHP prospect Anthony Kay and RHP prospect Simeon Woods-Richardson.

Stroman, 28, was a bright spot on this year's Blue Jays squad in spite of his 6-11 record, posting a 2.96 ERA, the second lowest of his career, and being named to his first all-star selection this season.

The 2017 Gold Glove Award winner played 8 total games with the Buffalo Bisons in 2014 and 2015, recording a 2-5 record and a 3.72 ERA while playing for the Bisons.

Kay, 24, began the season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the AA's Eastern League posting a 7-3 record and 1.49 ERA before getting called up by the International League's Syracuse Chiefs in June.

In his one start against the Bisons, Kay allowed 4 earned runs in 5 innings and was given the loss as the Bisons won 9-3.

Kay will play for the Bisons and is now the Blue Jays 5th ranked prospect.

Woods-Richardson, 18, isn't expected to make the big leagues until 2022 but is already the Blue Jays 7th ranked prospect.

The right-handed pitcher will play for the Dunedin Blue Jays in Single-A and this season has a 3-8 record with a 4.25 ERA playing for the Columbia Fireflies.