Tuesday, August 23, 2011
"I'll Be Back"
The Toronto Blue Jays have traded 2B Aaron Hill and INF John McDonald to the Arizona Diamondbacks for 2B Kelly Johnson,who is a free agent after this season.Jays Gm AA said that Johnny Mac approached him asking to be traded into a contending team, so he can witness the postseason, and bring back that experience next season in Toronto. Johnson is having an off-year this season batting only .211 with 49 home runs in 114 games this season for the D-backs. McDonald is a superb defender who is the city of Toronto's favorite sports player, and is batting .250 in 168 at bats this season for the Jays. Hill has had two straight disappointing seasons since winning the silver slugger for second basemen in 2009. He is batting .225 with an OPS of .585 in the final year of his contract. To fill the extra spot on the roster Brian Jeroloman has been called up from AAA Las Vegas, and will not be a starter.