Rays plot to split trade deadline to push Blue Jacks Yankees

Yankees AL may not remain a favorite.

The Rays are just half a game behind the Yankees for first place “I’m being very aggressive [trade] Conversations” According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the August 31 deadline is ending. Before the Coronavirus tests of the two positive Mets canceled the subway series, the Rays stormed the Bronx and swept the Yankees.

The Blue Jays, who are 3.5 games behind the Yankees battling injury, are looking to load for a run in the defending division chams. According to MLB.com, Toronto is trying to add depth to its opening rotation – following injuries to Nate Pearson, Matt Shoemaker and Trent Thornton – and have targeted Trevor Williams and Chad Kuhl from the previous spot Pirates.

Williams is 1-4 with a 3.70 ERA this season. The 28-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.20 ERA since making his 2016 debut with Pittsburgh. Kuhl is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA, and a 4.28 career ERA since the 2016 call-up.


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