Toronto Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman pitcher was traded to the New York Mets to recruit potential clients Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson, sources to Jeff Passan of ESPN ranked as the # 6 and # 7 prospects in the Mets system before the season.
MLB.com was the first to report the trade.
Stroman, a first time All-Star this season, is 6-11 in 21 starts with a 2.96 ERA. The 28-year-old is mostly a ground-ball pitcher and has the third-lowest homerun percentage (1.9%) in the American League, the worst ratio in the MLB.
Stroman has an ERA of 2.93 and 11 starts in 20 games against the National League. He has never thrown in Citi Field.
Stroman thought he might have moved before the close of business on July 31, shouting, "This is my house!" when he left the field on Wednesday at his last home game in Toronto.
"I've always been emotional, I feel like Blue Jay had a pretty good tenure," the fiery right-handed man said after the game. "There was no willingness on the part of the Front Office to sign me, so I somehow got used to it and am ready to dominate, wherever that may be, to absolutely dominate."