The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly acquired right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman from the Houston Astros.
Much like Melvin Upton Jr. and the San Diego Padres, Feldman will only need to cross the diamond tonight as the Blue Jays are in Houston for game one of their four-game series.
Jeff Passan reports that the Blue Jays have sent pitching prospect Guadalupe Chavez the other way in the deal. Chavez is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the organization’s number 20 prospect, and the 18-year-old had been pitching with the Bluefield Blue Jays.
The 33-year-old Feldman is a 6-foot-7 right-hander that is in the final year of a three-year, $30 million deal that pays him $8 million.
The longtime Texas Ranger has been filling a swing-man role for the Blue Jays, something that corresponds with the reported move of Jesse Chavez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Mike Bolsinger.
In five starts and 21 relief appearances, Feldman has thrown 62.0 innings with a 2.90 ERA while walking just 1.9 batters per nine innings and striking out 6.1. His most recent start came on June 28th, but Feldman has pitched two or more innings in all but one of his July relief appearances.
Feldman relies on a cutter that he throws slightly more than his fastball, which typically sits around 89-91 MPH. He also features a curveball and seldom-used split-finger.