The Toronto Blue Jays made just a handful of moves on Monday as Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed and only a few which impacted the Buffalo Bisons.
The Herd lost starting pitcher Drew Hutchison, traded by the Blue Jays to Pittsburgh for left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano and prospects Resse McGuire (catcher) and Harold Ramirez (outfield). Hutchison went 6-5 in 18 starts for the Bisons with a 3.26 earned run average and 110 strike outs.
Replacing him will be Mike Bolsinger, an acquisition from the L.A. Dodgers. Bolsinger made six starts with the Dodgers this year, going 1-4 with a 6.83 ERA, giving up 21 earned run sin 27 2/3 innings pitched. He went to Triple-A Oklahoma City where he pitched primarily out of the bullpen (two starts in 13 appearances) with a 2-1 record and a 3.41 ERA.
While McGuire and Ramierz were assigned to Double-A New Hampshire, they are highly rated prospects and bolster the Blue Jays organizational depth. McGuire was the 14th overall draft pick in 2013 and before the season ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the Pirates' organization by Baseball America. Ramirez raked 10th.
Meanwhile the Blue Jays reinstated Ryan Goins from the disabled list, recalled reliever Bo Schultz and designated pitcher Franklin Morales for assignment.
The Bisons were off on Monday and begin a seven-game, six-day road trip with a doubleheader in Syracuse Tuesday.