Blue Jays acquire outfielder Bradley Zimmer from Guardians for Anthony Castro

Bradley Zimmer is headed for the Blue Jays. (Getty)
Bradley Zimmer is headed to the Blue Jays. (Getty)

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Bradley Zimmer from the Cleveland Guardians in exchange for right-handed reliever Anthony Castro, the team announced on Thursday.

Zimmer, a left-handed batter, hit .277 with a .669 OPS and eight home runs last year. He struck out 122 times with 30 walks over 99 games. The 29-year-old San Francisco native was a first-round pick with Cleveland in 2014 and a late pick with the Chicago Cubs three years prior.

Castro pitched in 25 major-league games in 2021, with a 4.74 ERA, 32 strikeouts, eight walks and four home runs over 24.2 innings. The 26-year-old opened the 2022 season in triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays begin their much-anticipated 2022 campaign on Friday night against the Texas Rangers in Toronto.

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