The Toronto Blue Jays added another experienced arm to their pitching mix by acquiring right-hander Tom Koehler from the Miami Marlins in exchange for low-A Lansing righty Osman Gutierrez. Koehler, a 31-year-old earning $5.75 million mostly covered by the Marlins, has posted a 7.92 ERA and a 1.725 WHIP in 55.2 innings over 12 starts but is currently at triple-A New Orleans, where he’s pitched to a 2.16 ERA and 1.200 WHIP in eight games, seven of them starts. Over the previous four seasons he’s been a durable innings-eater for the Marlins, logging 698.1 innings with a 1.372 WHIP in 126 games, all but seven of them starts. The Blue Jays are still working through whether he reports to the big leagues or triple-A Buffalo. But he offers them a swing-arm who can start in the majors or serve as a long-relief man, allowing them to assess him as a reliever.
Blue Jays acquire Tom Koehler from Marlins
Sportsnet | Aug 20