Blue Jays and Braves have “discussed trade possibilities”

The Blue Jays and Braves have “discussed trade possibilities” recently, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi in a tweet Saturday.

The Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves have “discussed trade possibilities in recent days”, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

Additionally, Morosi reports that the Blue Jays had “a high-level scout watching RHP Tristan Beck” pitch Friday night for the Class-A Florida Fire Frogs of the Florida State League.

Ranked as Atlanta’s No. 18 prospect on MLB Pipeline, the tall righty has pitched to an ERA of 5.65 in eight starts for Florida, striking out 39 in 36.2 innings.

At first glance, Beck appears to be exactly what the Blue Jays would want to receive in a trade involving one of Marcus Stroman, Ken Giles, Daniel Hudson, or even Eric Sogard.

While still young and in the process of adjusting and tweaking his delivery, he could be one part of a trade packaging involving any of the aforementioned players.

However, Morosi reported in an additional tweet that Stroman is “*not* the focus of that dialogue”, saying that the Braves “are more inclined to add a reliever and/or versatile bat”.

With Hudson and Sogard fitting those descriptions respectively, it’s easy to see how both teams could line up as sensible trade partners, even if a Stroman deal isn’t in the cards going forward.

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In other rumours, the Braves have been connected to Royals reliever Jake Diekman and utilityman Whit Merrifield, as well as Detroit Tigers hurler Matt Boyd. More to come.

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