Blue Jays to acquire minor-leaguer Jordan Patterson from Reds

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins. (Chris Young/CP)

TORONTO – Injuries to Jonathan Davis and Dalton Pompey depleted the Blue Jays’ triple-A outfield depth and prompted a minor-league trade with the Cincinnati Reds, according to industry sources.

With Davis (ankle) and Pompey (concussion) sidelined, the Blue Jays have agreed to acquire outfielder/first baseman Jordan Patterson from the Reds pending a physical.

Patterson, a left-handed hitter who turned 27 last month, spent the 2018 season with the Rockies’ triple-A Albuquerque affiliate. Over 118 games in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, he hit .271/.367/.525 with 26 home runs while playing first base and right field.

Anthony Alford will also start in the outfield at triple-A Buffalo when the season begins next Thursday. In the meantime, the Blue Jays will likely move Pompey to the 60-day disabled list to free up a spot for a pitcher.


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