It's official: Blue Jays trade Oh to Rockies

 The Toronto Blue Jays officially announced that they have dealt reliever Seunghwan Oh to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

The Toronto Blue Jays officially announced that they have dealt reliever Seunghwan Oh to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

By Andrew Hendriks

Canadian Baseball Network

TORONTO -- On Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies finalized a trade that dispatched right-handed reliever Seunghwan Oh to Denver in exchange for a package of prospects highlighted by 1B Chad Spanberger.

In 92 games with the A-ball Asheville Tourists this season, Spanberger, 22, has slashed .316/.364/.580 with 45 extra-base hits, 20 of which have left the yard.

A sixth-round selection in 2017, the left-handed hitting product of Granite City, Ili., is considered to have plus power and has drawn favorable reviews for his defensive ability in the field. That said, limited speed coupled with an aggressive and occasionally exposed approach at the dish have led some to draw comparisons between him and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis.

Prior to Thursday's transaction, the hard-hitting first baseman had been ranked as the Rockies 24th-top prospect according to MLB Pipeline.

Joining Spanberger in Thursday's transaction is OF Forrest Wall and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Through five seasons in pro ball, Wall, 22, has slashed .276/.353/.413 while splitting time between the outfield and second base. Promoted to double-A for the first time earlier this season, the former first-round draft pick (2014) posted an OPS of .648 through 46 games with the Hartford Yard Goats ahead of Thursday's move.

The Blue Jays will also receive a player to be named later or cash considerations in the deal.

Valued both for his strong vitals and an additional year of team control following 2018 campaign, Oh led all qualified Blue Jays relievers in opponents batting average (.214), WHIP (1.00) and ERA (2.68), while also ranking second in strikeouts (55) and appearances (48) in 2018.

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Andrew Hendriks

Born in southern Ontario during the late 1980's, Hendriks had a front row seat to watch the Blue Jays reach the pinnacle in '92/'93 as a child, an experience that only bolstered this Canadian's love for the "American Game." Having played since before his memory allows access too, his passion for Baseball grew over years of emulating his heroes on the local sandlots, memorizing the backs of chewing gum scented cards and travelling across North America to experience as many aspects of the game as possible. In 2009, Hendriks began volunteering at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as a Weekend Tour Guide. By 2010, he was hired on to help curate for the museum & Instruct the fundamentals of the game along side such legends as Tony Fernandez, Roberto Alomar and Jim Fanning during the Hall's annual Kids On Deck program. Following the 2011 season, Hendriks began blogging and co-hosting a weekly podcast for www.BackInBlue.ca, a Blue Jays themed website ran by fans, for fans. Looking to continue connecting with baseball fans across the country, Hendriks is excited to join such a strong team at the Canadian Baseball Network and looks forward to chipping in.