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MLB Odds: Jays Visit Oakland Post-Deadline

by: Philly Godfather - posted on: 31-Jul-2018

It hasn't been a complete fire sale yet, but the Toronto Blue Jays (48-56, minus-8.14 units) will have a fresh look when they visit the Oakland Athletics (61-46, plus-20.42 units) this Wednesday – the day after the non-waiver trade deadline. Sportsnet and the MLB Network have the coverage at 3:35 PM ET.

The Blue Jays have a new infielder in Brandon Drury (.561 OPS), who came over from the New York Yankees in a package for starting pitcher JA Happ. They also dealt reliever Seung-hwan Oh to the Colorado Rockies for a pair of minor-leaguers. Depth will be an issue going forward for the injury-plagued Jays, but Marcus Stroman (5.20 ERA) has regained his form of late, and he'll start for Toronto on Wednesday – if he's still with the team.

Oakland have bolstered their lineup as they try to chase down the Seattle Mariners for the last Wild Card berth in the American League. Former New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia (2.56 ERA) will act as a potential set-up man for Wednesday's projected starter, Sean Manaea (3.46 ERA), who hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a game since late May. Seven of his last nine appearances were quality starts.