In a move buried amongst the flurry of the MLB trade deadline, the Dodgers have traded right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.
The Blue Jays claimed Brock Stewart off waivers, clearing a 40-man roster spot. #Dodgers
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) July 31, 2019
While this move comes as no surprise, the Dodgers were able to create the necessary 40-man roster space for their two deadline acquisitions in Adam Kolarek from the Rays and Jedd Gyorko from the Cardinals. This could also be looked at as the move that allows top prospect Dustin May to debut on Friday against the San Diego Padres.
Stewart allowed 8 earned runs in 4 innings for the Dodgers this season, while not faring much better in a larger sample size with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Stewart made 17 appearances there for an atrocious 7.34 ERA. The Blue Jays must see something they like in Stewart, because he has not performed well enough to be viewed at as a viable 25-man roster candidate at this point in time.
In Stewart’s tenure with the Dodgers, he posted a 5.46 ERA. It was somewhat surprising to see him stick on the roster for as long as he did, but his days have been numbered for quite some time.
Stewart took to Twitter to thank the Dodgers organization for his time:
— Brock Stewart (@Brock_A_Stewart) August 1, 2019
Best of luck in Toronto, Brock Brock!