Blue Jays acquire Jacobs from Mets
1st baseman belted 32 home runs for Marlins in 2008
Alex Anthopoulos remains active on the trade front, just not at the level many Toronto Blue Jays fans expected.
The first-year general manager pulled off his second deal in as many days, picking up first baseman Mike Jacobs from the New York Mets on Friday for a player to be named later.
Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.
Friday's deal comes on the heels of Thursday's acquisition of Anthony Gose, who was part of the Roy Oswalt trade with Houston earlier in the day. The Astros flipped the former Philadelphia Phillies outfield prospect to Toronto for minor league first baseman Brett Wallace, whom Jacobs would replace at AAA Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Jacobs is a lifetime .253 hitter with the Mets, Florida Marlins and Kansas City Royals.
The left-handed hitter averaged .208 in 28 at-bats this season with New York, which designated Jacobs for assignment on April 18. He cleared waivers and has spent most of the season at AAA, hitting .260 with 15 home runs and 57 RBIs in 86 games.
Last season, he hit 19 home runs and added 61 runs batted in while making $3.25 million US with the Royals last year.
Jacobs had 32 home runs and 93 RBIs in 2008 with Florida.
He provides some depth for the Blue Jays should they choose to deal free-agent-to-be Lyle Overbay.
In other Blue Jays news Friday, outfielder Travis Snider was recalled from AA New Hampshire.
He suffered a sprained wrist in May and has been working his way back since.