According to Steve Adams of mlbtraderumours.com on Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired relief pitcher Jeremy Beasley of Lyons, Georgia from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash conditions. The Blue Jays have experienced injuries to their relievers to start the season. Thomas Hatch is on the 60-day injury list with right elbow inflammation according to the Canadian Press. Meanwhile, Julian Merryweather is out with an oblique injury, Kirby Yates is out for the season with Tommy John surgery, T.J. Zeuch is out with right shoulder tendinitis, and Canadian Jordan Romano of Markham, Ontario is out with an elbow injury.
Beasley pitched one third of an inning with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020. He gave up two hits and had one strikeout in an 8-7 Diamondbacks loss to the Colorado Rockies on August 11. The one batter Beasley struck out was two-time Rockies all-star shortstop Trevor Story.
Despite the injuries to the Blue Jays pitchers, the Blue Jays have won their last two games. They beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Wednesday, and the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday. Toronto won on Friday even though they committed three errors as a team. Toronto is in third place in the American League East and three games back of the American League East Division-leading Red Sox.