Blue Jays get lefty Foster Griffin in trade with visiting Royals

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TORONTO — Left-handed pitcher Foster Griffin was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

The Blue Jays sent right-handed pitcher Jonatan Bernal to Kansas City in return.

Toronto optioned Griffin to its triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.

Right-handed pitcher Sergio Romo was designated for assignment and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley was recalled from Buffalo.

Beasley was active for Saturday's matinee against the Royals at Rogers Centre.

The 26-year-old Griffin has a 12.46 earned-run average this season over 4 1/3 innings pitched for the Royals.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 16, 2022.

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