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The Toronto Blue Jays‏ acquired outfielder Randal Grichuk in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday in exchange for relief pitcher Dominic Leone and pitching prospect Conner Greene. 

Toronto announced the deal on Twitter.

Grichuk is coming off a 2017 campaign where he posted a .238/.285/.473 triple-slash line with 22 home runs and six stolen bases across 122 games for the Cards.

St. Louis’ blockbuster trade last month with the Miami Marlins for Marcell Ozuna, who will take over in left field, left Grichuk without a clear path to playing time next season, though.

Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch passed along comments from Grichuk earlier Friday about potentially being relegated to a bench role.

“Obviously any time you lose a starting spot it’s disappointing,” he said. “I felt like last year was kind of up and down, it wasn’t consistent enough. We needed a big power bat, an impact bat in the middle of the lineup, and fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you want to look at it, it’s an outfielder (Ozuna). It’s good for the team, rough for me, but we’re going to roll with it and see what happens.”

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