Blue Jays' Atkins adds young talent with Liriano, Smith trades

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins went into Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline looking for young, controllable talent that could help Toronto both immediately and in the near future. What the Blue Jays received — a major league outfielder, a triple-A talent that’s well on his way to permanent major league status and a couple of […]

Blue Jays trade Francisco Liriano to Astros: reports

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded starting pitcher Francisco Liriano to the American League-leading Houston Astros for outfielder Nori Aoki and a minor league player, according to multiple reports. The reported deal comes before today’s major league non-waiver trade deadline 4 p.m. EDT. Liriano, who was part of a trade deadline deal last year that […]