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Blue Jays Acquire Colby Rasmus In Three Way Deal With Chicago & St. Louis

Update 1:30PM: Looks like the deal is done, with the Blue Jays getting St. Louis Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus plus pitchers Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters in exchange for Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Corey Patterson, and Mark Rzepczynski. ESPN's Buster Olney first reported the deal's final name's via twitter, adding that Miller will get flipped back to the White Sox. 


The American League East got even tougher Wednesday as Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos appears to have pulled off a monster three way deal with the Chicago White Sox and possibly the St. Louis Cardinals. 

So far, we have confirmation that White Sox right-hander, and former Tampa Bay Ray, Edwin Jackson along with 3B Mark Teahen have been traded to the Blue Jays in exchange for reliever Jason Frasor and prospect Zach Stewart.

Reports are coming in that Edwin Jackson will not last long in Toronto and that the Jays may immediately flip him to the St. Louis Cardinals for embattled outfielder Colby Rasmus. Rasmus, a talented young outfielder, has been on his way out from St. Louis for some time as he has repeatedly gotten in public spats with manager Tony LaRussa. For Jackson, Toronto becomes his fifth different franchise in his young career, with possibly a sixth on the horizon.

There had been rumblings lately that the Rays were interested in Rasmus and ESPN's Buster Olney indicated that Tampa Bay had offered one of Niemann, Davis, or Cobb to the Cardinals for the outfielder. Having tried to acquire Rasmus themselves, losing out on him to a division rival would be a double blow to the Rays as the odds are already stacked against them in the increasingly competitive AL East.

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