Report: Jays working on blockbuster deal

November 13, 2012, 11:31 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays have addressed their pitching needs with a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins.

Though the deal is not official yet, multiple sources are reportng the Blue Jays will receive right-hander Josh Johnson, left-hander Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck from Miami.

In exchange, the Blue Jays will reportedly send shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis, minor league outfielder Jake Marisnick and minor league pitchers Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani to the Marlins.

The deal represents a major financial investment on the part of the Blue Jays and another massive Marlins fire sale.

According to, the trade moves $159.75 million in base salary commitments from the Marlins to the Blue Jays.

Reyes has $92 million remaining in base salary through 2017; Buehrle is owed $48 million through 2015, while Johnson and Buck are owed $13.75 million and $6 million respectively in 2012 in the final year of their deals.

Ken Rosenthal was first with news of the trade:


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