Blue Jays acquire reliever Jacob Barnes from Mets in exchange for prospect Troy Miller
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob Barnes throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:57PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Toronto Blue Jays acquired reliever Jacob Barnes from the New York Mets on Saturday in exchange for pitching prospect Troy Miller.
Barnes, 31, has a 1-1 record with two saves and a 6.27 earned-run average over 19 relief appearances this season with the Mets. The six-foot-two 231-pound right-hander has a 4.53 ERA over his six-year career.
Miller, 24, was 3-2 with a 4.93 ERA over seven appearances with advanced-A Vancouver and double-A New Hampshire this season. He signed a minor-league contract with Toronto in 2018.
The Blue Jays' bullpen has struggled mightily of late. The team recently dropped below the .500 mark after a decent start to the regular season.
Toronto (33-35) took a five-game losing streak into its road game against Baltimore (23-46) later Saturday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 19, 2021.