The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners have pulled off the first blockbuster trade of the offseason.
Moments ago, the Mariners acquired All-Star outfielder Teoscar Hernandez from the Blue Jays.
So while the Mariners get the power bat they needed, the Blue Jays have restocked their pitching staff.
Swanson was a key part of the Mariners dominant bullpen in 2022.
The right-hander appeared in 57 games and posted a 1.68 ERA over 53.2 innings of work and struck out 70 batters while walking just 10.
Macko went 0-2 in eight starts at the minor league level and posted a 3.99 ERA.
On Twitter, the Blue Jays welcomed their new pitchers to the team.
OFFICIAL: We've acquired RHP Erik Swanson and LHP Adam Macko from the Mariners in exchange for OF Teoscar Hernández.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 16, 2022
Blue Jays Add Key Pitching Reinforcements
This deal appears to be pretty balanced for both sides.
Seattle gets the bat they need, while the Blue Jays get a few solid young pitchers to help strengthen their bullpen.
Toronto went 92-70 and earned the top Wild Card spot in the American League, falling short against the Mariners in the first round.
It was a bullpen implosion in Game 2 of the Wild Card series that ultimately cost them
Having Swanson in the bullpen should be a boost for the Blue Jays as they look to strengthen their bullpen.
The 29-year-old also saved three games in five attempts with the Mariners during the regular season.