The Toronto Blue Jays continued to make moves early Tuesday morning, first dealing Travis Snider to the Pirates for pitcher Brad Lincoln and then trading outfielder Eric Thames to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Steve Delabar.
Thames, who started the season on the the Jays opening day roster, played in 46 games for Toronto in 2012, posting a .243/.288/.365 line with only three home runs before being sent to Triple-A Vegas. The 7th round pick of the 2008 draft hit well in Vegas with a .335/.412/.536 line and was thought to be the player recalled by Toronto to replace Snider on the active roster before the trade was announced.
Delabar, a 29th round selection of the San Diego Padres in the 2003 draft, has appeared in 34 games for the Mariners this year posting a 4.17 ERA and a 5.06 FIP. He has recorded 46 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings.
It appears Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is set on acquiring as many arms as possible before the non-waiver trade deadline of 4 PM ET Tuesday.