The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired relief pitcher Drew Storen from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named later. The Nationals will also send cash to the Blue Jays in the deal.
Revere was a fun addition down the stretch and a key part of that team that stole our hearts, so no doubt he'll be missed, but we need help in the bullpen. Drew Storen is help in the bullpen.
Storen, 28, appeared in 58 games for the Nationals last season, recording 29 saves with a 3.44 ERA, adding 67 strikeouts in 55 innings. In 2014, the six-foot-one right-hander posted a 1.12 ERA, to lead all National League relievers. He has 95 career saves over his six seasons, with a career-high 43 in 2011.
I like this deal.