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The Rays acquire reliever Chaz Roe

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Tampa Bay Rays have acquired righty reliever Chaz Roe from the Braves in exchange for cash considerations.

Roe has missed most of the season with an injured lat muscle and has not pitched much since coming back (two big league innings, four minor league innings). That’s OK, though, as non-elite relievers are the cannon fodder of baseball and you can’t win a war without cannon fodder. Or something. I don’t know. I’ve been reading a bunch of Wikipedia articles about the Crimean War today so I’m sorta distracted.

Roe has pitched parts of five seasons in the bigs, with a 4.16 ERA, 104 strikeouts and 49 walks in 97.1 innings.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.