Blue Jays trade Jesse Chavez to the Dodgers

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The Dodgers have acquired righty Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays in exchange for righty Mike Bolsinger.

Chavez has a 4.39 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 42/10 in 41.1 innings of work across 39 games for Toronto this year. Bolsinger has a 6.83 ERA in six starts for the Dodgers. He’s been more effective as a swingman for Oklahoma City. He’ll serve as depth for the Jays.

I guess Scott Feldman, acquired by the Jays today from the Astros, makes Chavez redundant in Toronto. Feldman is certainly an improvement for Toronto and Chavez will help L.A. so win-win-win, I suppose.

Mike Trout to undergo foot surgery

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Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is done for the year, per a team press release. He’ll undergo surgery to remove the Morton’s neuroma in his right foot sometime over the next week, which will likely require a recovery period that stretches beyond the two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Trout, 28, has been day-to-day with a foot injury since the first week of September. On Monday, he underwent a cryoablation procedure to treat the neuroma on his right foot, but evidently requires further treatment to resolve the issue completely. Per manager Brad Ausmus, Trout ‘tested his foot by running’ on Sunday and found he was still experiencing too much pain to play, prompting his decision to undergo season-ending surgery.

This figures to be the first major setback Trout has seen since his thumb surgery in 2017, but there’s no reason to believe his current ailment will have any substantial effect on his 2020 season. Still, it’s an unfortunate end to another monster campaign by the eight-time All-Star and AL MVP contender, who will finish his 2019 season batting .291/.438/.645 with an AL-best 45 home runs, .1083 OPS, and league-leading 8.6 fWAR.