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Washington Nationals reportedly acquire Daniel Hudson from Blue Jays; Roenis Elías from Mariners...

There are multiple reports that a deal with the Blue Jays for veteran reliever Daniel Hudson is done, and some chatter out there that a deal for the Mariners’ Roenis Elías is in the works...

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MLB Network insider Jon Morosi reported within the last few days that the Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays had talked about two of the Jays’ relievers, writing on Twitter that the teams, “have been in contact on possible trades involving Ken Giles or Daniel Hudson.”

Apparently it’s going to be Hudson as the Nationals’ first deadline addition.

Scott Mitchell, who covers the Jays for The Sports Network for our neighbors to the north was the first to report that the deal was done:

Hudson, 32, is a starter-turned-reliever who has a 3.00 ERA, a 4.21 FIP, 4.31 BB/9 and 9.00 K/9 in 45 games for the Blue Jays this season, after signing a 1-year/$1.5M free agent deal with Toronto this winter, so it looks like he’s a rental.

In addition to that rumored deal, the Nationals are reportedly not done after adding Hudson to the mix:

Elías, 30, is under team control through 2021, and he’s earning just $910K this season after avoiding arbitration with the Seattle Mariners this past winter.

That deal, if it happens, fits the sort of player GM Mike Rizzo has been talking about looking for at the deadline, a young-ish, relatively cheap, and controllable arm that could help the team this season and in the near future.

Elías has a 4.40 ERA, a 4.67 FIP, 3.26 BB/9, and 8.62 K/9 in 47 IP, and he gives the Nationals the left-handed reliever they’ve reportedly been after in the last few weeks.

More info on each of the deals when it is available...

Here’s the reported return on Daniel Hudson:

Are the Nationals done?


Well, since Bryce Harper is gone now, we guess this one is okay now... though it’s pending a physical after Hunter Strickland has dealt with injury issues this season: