Trade at Last - Moreno and Gurriel for Daulton Varsho

Friday, December 23 2022 @ 04:02 PM EST

Contributed by: John Northey

Finally has happened - via Jeff Passan of ESPN.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Gurriel Jr being part of the deal.

This deal makes a TON of sense - no more debates on our catching situation, clear out a slot for new guy and the team's OF defense is now so much better than last year.

Daulton Varsho is entering his age 26 season and is under team control through 2026. He had a 109 OPS+ 235/302/443 line last year, his first full season in the majors. He played RF/CF/CA last year and has played LF in the past as well.

The Trade Simulator likes this for the Jays - Varsho listed at 74.5 in value, Moreno 53.7, Gurriel Jr 5.6. If this is it for the trade the Jays did well.