SORIA SENT TO TORONTO
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired pitcher Joakim Soria from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two players to be named later (J.J. D'Orazio and Yaifer Perdomo - 09/01/21).
What does it give the Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have been extremely active at the deadline this year. After already landing left-handed reliever Brad Hand, Toronto now adds a right-handed complement for the bullpen in Soria. Expect the latter to help set up Hand with the Jays.
What does it give the Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks are clear sellers right now as they embark on a lengthy rebuilding process. So, they moved out one of their most effective players this season in exchange for a pair of players to be named later. This is a good move for Soria.
Soria should get a few more holds chances in Toronto, but the saves may not be there if Hand gets most of them down the stretch.