Jays stay busy, get Matz from Mets for prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired starter Steven Matz from the New York Mets for three prospects, the teams announced Wednesday night.

The Mets are getting right-handed pitchers Sean Reid-Foley, Yennsy Diáz and Josh Winckowski in the trade.

Matz, a 29-year-old left-hander, agreed to a $5.2 million, one-year deal with the Mets in December.

That deal came after he had the poorest of his six seasons, going 0-5 with a 9.68 ERA while earning $1,851,852 in prorated pay from a $5 million salary. He was dropped from the rotation after starting 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA in five starts, then made three relief appearances along with a spot start.

Matz is 31-41 with a 4.35 ERA over 107 career starts and five relief appearances.

The Jays have had a busy offseason, highlighted by the addition of outfielder George Springer on a $150 million, six-year deal.

Earlier this week, infielder Marcus Semien reached agreement on a one-year, $18 million contract, a source familiar with the deal told Passan.

Toronto also agreed to one-year contracts with right-handers Kirby Yates ($5.5 million) and Tyler Chatwood ($3 million) and re-signed left-hander Robbie Ray to an $8 million, one-year contract.

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