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Report: Jays land outfielder Fred Lewis

Apr 15, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

lewis headshot.JPGUPDATE: We now know what the Giants are getting in return: a player to be named later or cash, according to Schulman.

UPDATE, 9:39pm: Schulman says Lewis is now confirming the report via his own Facebook page.  He’s headed to Toronto.

8:56pm: According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, a trade between the Giants and Blue Jays involving outfielder Fred Lewis “seems imminent.” 

Schulman has heard whispers from sources and believes the trade makes sense for various reasons. 

He’s right.  The Blue Jays could use a speedy, reliable utility outfielder and Lewis should do well on the Rogers Centre turf.  He never really got comfortable in San Fran, and even asked for a trade at one point last year.  But he was fairly reliable at the plate, batting .258/.348/.390 with four home runs, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases in 295 at-bats, and can cover ground in the outfield.  A change of scenery might do him some good.

  1. Andrew - Apr 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Somehow I doubt this means the end of Jose Bautista playing everyday but it would be nice if it did.

  2. Curious George - Apr 15, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Somehow I doubt this means the end of Jose Bautista playing everyday but it would be nice if it did.

    Gaston is enamored of Bautista. I think Encarnacion is the likely casualty in the short term, with Bautista sliding back to 3B. If Snider gets sent down, then Lewis/Ruiz would likely platoon (with Lind playing LF vs LHP and DH vs RHP).

  3. Michael Clair - Apr 16, 2010 at 12:27 AM

    I can’t believe that Jose Bautista is still a starter. He should never have started in Pittsburgh for those couple of years and he moved to a much better team in Toronto. He’s a useful player with his batting eye and ability to play a few different positions, but barring injury should never be see more than 250 ABs.

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