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Blue Jays come out of nowhere with Marcus Semien signing

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The Toronto Blue Jays added a big bat, and some defensive versality in the infield with an important signing.

The team has officially inked veteran infielder Marcus Semien to a one-year, $18 million contract on Tuesday evening.

The 30-year old, who mostly played shortstop in his six-year stint with the Oakland Athletics, will slot over to second base with Toronto due to the fact they prioritize developing youngster Bo Bichette at short. Cavan Biggio is expected to spend most of the time at third base while Vladimir Guerrero Jr will be primarily a first baseman but also available to slot in at third when needed.

Semien had an inconsistent 2020 pandemic shortened season, but finished off strong and excelled in the playoffs. His career postseason numbers through nine games is: .371 batting average, 1.021 OPS, 13 hits, two home runs, and four RBI.

He had a breakout campaign in 2019 where he finished third in MVP voting after posting 33 homers and 92 RBI in 162 games.

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WATCH: Shohei Ohtani crushes his 34th homer of the season!

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Shohei Ohtani’s historic season continues.

Watch as the Los Angeles Angels slugger obliterates his 34th home run of the season in typical Ohtani fashion.

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MUST SEE: Vladdy Jr crushes 468-foot homer in All-Star game debut

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It was quite the night for Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Not only did he make his first MLB All-Star Game, but the 22-year old also became the youngest player since Johnny Bench in 1969 to hit a homer in an All-Star Game and the youngest ever to win All-Star Game MVP.

He finished the night hitting 1-for-3 with 2 RBI, leading the American League to a 5-2 victory over the National League.

Let’s just say, the one hit he registered was an absolute moonshot!!!

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Blue Jays acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Adam Cimber in trade with Marlins

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The Toronto Blue Jays have simultaneously addressed their bullpen depth and outfield depth at the same time.

The team announced that they have acquired veteran outfielder Corey Dickerson and side-arm throwing reliever Adam Cimber from the Miami Marlins in exchange for infielder Joe Panik and minor league pitcher Andrew McInvale. The Marlins have sent over cash to the Blue Jays to match the salaries.

Cimber, the main piece of the deal, is in the midst of having a career-best season. So far in 2021, the 30-year old has posted a 1-2 record, 2.88 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 33 appearances and 34.1 innings pitched.

Dickerson, who is currently sidelined due to a foot injury, has had a mediocre season at the plate but has excelled at hitting right-handed pitching. That will make him a viable candidate to platoon in the outfield with Randal Grichuk or Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

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