MLB: Blue Jays acquire pitcher Zach Thompson from Pirates


The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired pitcher Zach Thompson from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for outfielder Chavez Young.

Thompson, 29, played 29 games for the Pirates last season. In 22 starts, he posted a 3-10 record and a 5.18 ERA.

The right-hander was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2014 and made his Major League debut with the Miami Marlins in 2021. In 55 career games (36 starts) with the Marlins and Pirates, he averages earned runs of 4.44.

Young, 25, had a .237 batting average, hit 6 homers and produced 22 runs in 70 minor league games last season. The outfielder was selected by the Jays in 39e round in the 2016 draft. In 472 career minor league games, Young is averaging .266, 31 home runs and 210 RBIs.

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