TSN – The Toronto Blue Jays have traded starting pitcher Francisco Liriano to the Houston Astros in exchange for outfielders Nori Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez according to multiple reports.
Liriano had been with the Blue Jays since last year at the Trade Deadline, when the team acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
After finishing 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 10 appearances (eight starts) for the Jays last year, the 33-year-old has struggled this season, posting a 6-5 record with a 5.88 ERA.
The left-hander is in the final year of his contract which pays him $13 million per season.
The 36-year-old is on the final year of his deal. Aoki was selected off of waivers by Houston in November 2016 from the Seattle Mariners.
Hernandez is listed as Houston’s number nine prospect according to MLB.com.
The 24-year-old played 41 games with thr Astros last season where he slashed .230/.304/.420 with four home runs and 11 RBI.
Playing with the Astros Triple-A affiliate Fresno Grizzlies, Hernandez has 12 home runs and 44 RBI and batting .279.