To the Blue Jays: INF Cliff Pennington
To the Diamondbacks: INF Dawel Lugo
INF Dawel Lugo
A member of the Blue Jays organization since 2012, Dominican product Dawel Lugo was in A ball when he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for fellow infielder Cliff Pennington.
Lugo would spend the next two seasons in the Diamondbacks farm system before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in a package deal for power hitter J.D Martinez on July 28, 2017, and would spend the rest of the season in the Tigers minor league system.
Lugo would make his MLB debut in 2018 and would flirt with the major league roster over the next three seasons, accumulating a .236/.270/.358 slash line with five triples, seven home runs, and 35 RBI through 377 at-bats through 113 games.
He was given an opportunity to secure a spot in the Tigers infield but could never fully run away with the role, eventually leading to Lugo becoming a free agent at the conclusion of the 2020 season and going on to sign in the Mexican League for the 2021 campaign.
With the Mariachis de Guadalajara, Lugo would slash .279/.343/.344 with 13 RBI and a .688 OPS through 15 games and 61 at-bats, striking out 11 times compared to five walks.