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Report: Blue Jays could be open to trading Lourdes Gurriel Jr

Lourdes Gurriel

Lourdes Gurriel Jr looked like a core building block for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, but this winter just might prove otherwise.

Scott Mitchell of TSN Sports reported Monday that the Jays could be open to moving the 26-year-old slugger, especially if it yields the right rotation arm.

Gurriel had a strong year in 2019, hitting .277 with 20 home runs and 50 RBIs in just 84 games. He is on an extremely team-friendly deal, under contract through 2023 and owed less than $18 million total over that span.

Granted, Toronto has enough young offensive firepower (Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, etc.) that Gurriel may actually be expendable. They also had one of the worst rotations in the league last season and recently traded away their best pitcher.


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