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Mets acquire Marcus Stroman in trade with Blue Jays

Stroman is officially a Met.

Cleveland Indians v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images

The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a trade that will send Marcus Stroman to the Mets, according to Jon Morosi. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are getting Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson in return. And following those reports, the Mets officially announced the move, which also includes cash considerations from Toronto.

There had been rumors earlier this weekend that the Mets could be targeting Stroman, potentially as part of a series of moves that would trade Noah Syndergaard elsewhere. Ken Rosenthal, who reported that concept, says the Stroman move appears to be independent of anything, as there’s nothing close involving Syndergaard and the Padres.

Stroman has a 2.96 ERA and 3.52 FIP in 124.2 innings for Toronto this year over the course of 21 starts. He is right-handed, 28 years old, and under team control through the 2020 season. For his career, he has a 3.76 ERA and 3.61 FIP, but it’s worth noting that he pitches in a hitter-friendly park. His park-adjusted 89 ERA- and 84 FIP- look better than those raw numbers.