Blue Jays News: Toronto Trades for Corey Dickerson

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly traded for Corey Dickerson from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Joe Panik.
The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly traded for Corey Dickerson from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Joe Panik. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

In the first sign of the MLB's 2021 Trade Deadline beginning to heat up, the Toronto Blue Jays have traded for Corey Dickerson from the Miami Marlins.

According to reports, the Blue Jays are set to acquire both reliever Adam Cimber and Dickerson from the Marlins in exchange for Joe Panik and a minor league pitcher, Andrew McInvale. This trade accomplishes a pair of goals for Toronto in adding bullpen depth and an additional left-handed bat.

Corey Dickerson Trade

After going 7-3 over their last 10 games, the Blue Jays have once again jumped over the New York Yankees in the AL East standings. Toronto sits at 40-36 on the year and owns sole possession of third place, trailing the first-place Boston Red Sox by 6.5 games.

On the other hand, the Marlins continue to falter, sitting in dead-last in the NL East with their 33-44 overall record. This move is particularly interesting with Dickerson as the headline piece, considering the 32-year-old outfielder currently finds himself on the 10-day injured list with a foot injury. He's even been using a walking boot and no timetable has been released for his return.

That hasn't stopped the Blue Jays from adding the left-handed bat, though. For Cimber, he owns a very respectable 2.88 ERA through 33 games. Toronto owns the 12th-best bullpen ERA (3.85) in the big leagues this year, but will hope to add to this strength with the addition of Cimber.

Currently, Toronto owns just +750 odds to win the AL East division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If Cimber can continue his great form and Dickerson comes back at full strength, the Blue Jays could make some noise down the stretch.

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