BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Toronto Blue Jays acquired three players on Monday to bolster their roster for the push to the playoffs.
The Blue Jays traded for pitcher Robbie Ray from the Arizona Diamondbacks, infielder Jonathan Villar from the Miami Marlins, and pitcher Ross Stripling from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ray, 28, was an all-star for the Diamondbacks in 2017 and was traded for pitcher Travis Bergen.
Ray shouted out Buffalo while thanking the fans in Arizona.
Later on Monday, the Jays made one of the biggest splashes of Deadline Day, acquiring infielder Jonathan Villar from the Miami Marlins for a player to be named later.
Villar, 29, was leading all of Major League Baseball in stolen bases with nine at the time of the trade.
Lastly, the Blue Jays traded for pitcher Ross Stripling from the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named later.
Stripling, 30, was a National League All-Star in 2018 and is also a licensed stock broker.
The Blue Jays currently sit in the eighth and final playoff spot, only two games behind the Chicago White Sox for third in the American League with an 18-15 record, going 8-5 at Sahlen Field in Buffalo.