With fewer than 24 hours remaining to Tuesday's trade deadline without waivers, Blue Jays' GM Alex Anthopoulos on Monday night pulled the trigger on two separate deals to bolster the team's two-tiered bullpen with big-armed controllable pitchers.

Within an hour, late in Monday's game at Safeco Field, the Jays first traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Pirates for right-hander Brad Lincoln, then sent minor-league outfielder Eric Thames of the Las Vegas 51s to the M's for another righthander, Steve Delabar.

Snider was trotting out to left field for the bottom of the seventh inning when he was called back to the dugout and told of the move with the Pirates. He gathered up his glove and his bats and bade an emotional farewell to his teammates working his way back up the line and then to the clubhouse. He was still shaken after the game had ended.