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The Oakland Athletics have traded away another former All-Star, sending third baseman Matt Chapman to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league prospects, according to multiple reports.
Chapman, 28, is a three-time Gold Glove winner (2018, 2019 and 2021) and was an All-Star in 2019. He has spent all of his five seasons with Oakland, with a .243 career batting average.
Chapman’s average has dropped every season since a career-high .278 in 2018. Last season he batted just.210, with 27 home runs and 72 RBIs, while striking out more than 200 times.
Chapman is the latest All-Star to be traded by the A’s. Oakland sent right-hander Chris Bassitt to the New York Mets last week for a pair of minor league pitchers, and on Monday the A’s traded first baseman Matt Olson to the Atlanta Braves.
The addition of Chapman is the latest move in a busy offseason for the Blue Jays, who lost reigning Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and star infielder Marcus Semien as free agents but also signed free-agent pitchers Jose Berrios, Kevin Gausman and Yusei Kikuchi to fortify their starting rotation.
Source: ESPN MLB