Toronto Blue Jays add reliever, outfielder in trade with Miami Marlins

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TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired help for their struggling bullpen and also added an outfield bat.

Toronto landed right-hander Adam Cimber and outfielder Corey Dickerson in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. The Blue Jays sent infielder Joe Panik and minor-league right-hander Andrew McInvale to Miami.

Cimber, 30, is 1-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 33 games this season.

Cimber, who throws using a submarine style, doesn't become an unrestricted free agent until 2024.

Miami acquired Cimber in a trade with Cleveland late last year.

Cimber joins a Toronto bullpen that has had issues closing out games.

Four of Toronto's previous six losses have been charged to relievers.

The left-handed hitting Dickerson, who is currently sidelined with a foot injury and will be placed on the 10-day injured list, is batting .260 with two home runs and 14 RBIs this season. He becomes a free agent after this year.

To make room on the 40-man roster, left-hander Travis Bergen has been designated for assignment.

Toronto was 40-36 entering Tuesday night's action, 6 1/2 games out of first in the American League East and five games back of a wild-card spot.

Panik is hitting .246 with two homers and 11 RBIs this year.

McInvale is 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA for double-A New Hampshire this season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 29, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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