Reports: Rockies to acquire RHP Oh from Jays

July 26, 2018

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a deal to acquire right-handed reliever Seunghwan Oh from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

In return for Oh, the Blue Jays reportedly will receive two first base prospects — Chad Spanberger and Sean Bouchard.

Oh, 36, has enjoyed a bounce-back season with the Blue Jays after struggling in his second season with the St. Louis Cardinals last year. The Korean import is 4-3 with two saves and a 2.68 ERA in 48 games for Toronto, striking out 55 in 47 innings.

With the Cardinals last season, Oh was 1-6 with a 4.10 ERA and a 20-for-24 success rate on save chances, losing his grip on the team’s closer role midseason. He earned the job as a rookie in 2016, when he posted a 1.92 ERA, converted 19 saves and struck out 103 batters in 79 2/3 innings.

Oh is earning $1.75 million this season on the contract he signed with the Blue Jays as a free agent. The deal includes a $2.5 million team option for 2019 that can be bought out for $250,000.

The Rockies, who spent north of $100 million during the offseason to remake their bullpen, were 29th in the majors with a 5.29 relievers ERA entering Wednesday.

Spanberger, 22, has hit .315 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs in 92 games with Class-A Asheville this season.

Bouchard, 22, is also with Asheville and has hit .264 with nine homers and 48 RBIs in 89 games.

–Field Level Media

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July 26, 2018 at 10:20AM
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