Blue Jays sign Freddy Galvis to one-year deal, option for 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays signed infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract with a club option for 2020, the team announced Tuesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Danny Barnes has been designated for assignment. Galvis signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2006 – he was just…

Blue Jays trade Martin, cash to Dodgers for two prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded catcher Russell Martin and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for infielder Ronny Brito and right-handed pitcher Andrew Sopko, the team announced Friday. Martin is entering the final season of the five-year, $82-million contract he signed with the Blue Jays in 2015. The 35-year-old was a…

Blue Jays acquire Clayton Richard from Padres

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired left-hander Clayton Richard and cash from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor-league outfielder Connor Panas, the team announced Sunday. In a corresponding move, right-hander Oliver Drake was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays to make room on the 40-man roster. Richard has spent seven of his…

Josh Donaldson signs one-year deal with Braves

After a successful first season as general manager of the Atlanta Braves, Alex Anthopoulos has brought a familiar face into the fold. The Braves and slugger Josh Donaldson have agreed to a one-year, $23-million contract, sources told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Donaldson was the biggest acquisition for Anthopoulos during his tenure as GM of the…

Blue Jays acquire RHP Trent Thornton from Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired right-handed pitcher Trent Thornton from the Houston Astros in exchange for Infielder Aledmys Diaz, the team announced Saturday. Thornton, 25, was a fifth-round pick of the Astros back in 2015 out of North Carolina. Coming into 2018, he was the 24th ranked prospect in Houston’s system. This past season,…