Newly acquired Brad Hand active for Blue Jays vs. Royals

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brad Hand throws against Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Miami. (Rhona Wise/AP)

Newly acquired pitcher Brad Hand will be active for the Toronto Blue Jays for Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Relief pitcher Kirby Snead was optioned to triple-A Buffalo and outfielder Jonathan Davis was designated for assignment in corresponding moves.

Hand, 31, has posted a 5-5 record with a 3.59 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings of work with the Washington Nationals this season.

The reliever was acquired from the Nationals in exchange for Riley Adams on Thursday.

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