Blue Jays Reportedly Trade Seunghwan Oh to RockiesJuly 25, 2018
Trying to boost their beleaguered bullpen down the stretch, the Colorado Rockies have reportedly reached a deal for right-handed pitcher Seunghwan Oh.
MLB Network's Jon Morosi first reported the Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays were close to a trade agreement for Oh. Per The Athletic's Robert Murray, the two teams agreed to a deal.
After spending his first two MLB seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, Oh signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays in February.
The South Korean reliever has a 2.68 ERA with 55 strikeouts and 37 hits allowed in 47 innings over 48 appearances in 2018.
The Rockies tried to build a super bullpen during the offseason by re-signing Jake McGee and adding Bryan Shaw and Wade Davis in free agency. Their experiment hasn't worked with a relief corps that enters play on Wednesday ranked 29th in MLB with a 5.29 ERA.
Despite those struggles from their relievers, the Rockies are just two games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.
With the Rockies reportedly finalizing a deal for Oh, he will provide stability to a volatile group that could push them back into the playoffs for a second straight season.