Blue Jays acquire SS Paul DeJong from Cardinals: Why this move makes sense for both teams

Blue Jays acquire SS Paul DeJong from Cardinals: Why this move makes sense for both teams

By Katie Woo, Kaitlyn McGrath and Keith Law
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired shortstop Paul DeJong and cash considerations in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, the teams announced. Here’s what you need to know:

St. Louis receives minor-league right-handed reliever Matt Svanson in return.
DeJong, 29, is batting .233 with 13 home runs and 32 RBIs in 81 games this season.
DeJong is in the fourth year of a six-year, $26 million deal, but has a team option in 2024 and 2025.

The Athletic’s instant analysis:

Two days ago, the Blue Jays weren’t shopping for a shortstop,…


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