The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired RHP STEVE DELABAR from the SEATTLE MARINERS in exchange for outfielder ERIC THAMES.
DELABAR, 29, is 2-1 this season with a 4.17 ERA in 34 games for the Mariners. The 6-5, 220 lb. right-handed pitcher has allowed 23 hits in 36.2 innings with 11 walks and 46 strikeouts. He also made nine appearances with Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) posting a 0-1 record with a 3.75 ERA. In parts of two seasons with the Mariners, the Fort Knox, Kentucky native has a career record of 3-2 with a 3.92 ERA in 40 games. Delabar was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 29th round of the 2003 First Year Player Draft and later signed as a free agent with the Mariners on April 30, 2011.
THAMES, 25, appeared in 46 games with Toronto this season, batting .243 with three home runs and 11 RBI. The 6-3, 205 lb. left-handed hitter, has been playing in Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) after being optioned from Toronto on May 28. In 53 games with the 51s, the Santa Clara, California native hit .335 with six home runs and 32 RBI.