Blue Jays acquire right-hander Feldman from Astros

Newly acquired pitcher Scott Feldman joins Barry Davis to talk about being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and the continued excitement surrounding the team.

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired right-hander Scott Feldman from the Houston Astros for right-handed pitching prospect Guadalupe Chavez.

The Blue Jays could use Feldman in the swing role they initially envisioned for Jesse Chavez, who they traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a separate deal for Mike Bolsinger.

Feldman has a 2.90 ERA with 42 strikeouts and 13 walks in 62 innings with Houston this year. The 33-year-old has started five games for the Astros, but has mostly pitched out of the bullpen. He has extensive experience as a starter dating back to 2008 when he broke in with the Texas Rangers, and spent the 2015 season in Houston’s starting rotation, posting a 3.90 ERA in 18 starts.

Feldman earns $8 million in 2016, after which he’s set to hit free agency.

Guadalupe Chavez has a 1.69 ERA in six starts with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. The 18-year-old is in his third professional season.

The Blue Jays open a four-game series in Houston Monday.

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