TORONTO – Left-handed pitcher Foster Griffin was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
The Blue Jays sent right-handed pitcher Jonatan Bernal to Kansas City in return.
Toronto optioned Griffin to its triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.
Right-handed pitcher Sergio Romo was designated for assignment and right-handed pitcher Jeremy Beasley was recalled from Buffalo.
Beasley was active for Saturday’s matinee against the Royals at Rogers Centre.
The 26-year-old Griffin has a 12.46 earned-run average this season over 4 1/3 innings pitched for the Royals.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 16, 2022.