Blue Jays acquiring Joakim Soria from Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks' Joakim Soria shouts as he celebrates the final out against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 5-3. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays are acquiring relief pitcher Joakim Soria from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith has learned.

Toronto will send Arizona two players to be named in the trade.

Soria has a 1-4 record on the year. In 29.1 innings pitched, he has a 4.30 ERA and 1.33 WHIP.

The addition of the 37-year-old veteran right-hander concludes the Blue Jays' deadline acquisitions. Toronto completed two trades on Friday, also bringing in another right-handed pitcher in Jose Berrios while sending Austin Martin and Simeon Woods-Richardson to Minnesota in return.

Over the course of the past few weeks, management has been steadily adding to the club's bullpen -- an area of great need this season -- with an eye towards a post-season run. They're currently sitting fourth in the AL East, two wins behind the third-place New York Yankees, as the Canadian club makes its long-awaited return home to Toronto for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to remain south of the border.

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