Mets miss out on Jose Berríos as Blue Jays acquire pitcher from Twins

The Mets miss out once again.

The Blue Jays have acquired Mets’ trade target Jose Berríos from the Twins in exchange for SS/OF Austin Martin and RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson, the teams announced Friday.

Then-Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws a pitch during a game against the White Sox.
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Martin is‘s No. 16 overall prospect and Woods-Richardson – a 2018 second-round pick from Kempner High School by the Mets – is‘s No. 68 overall prospect.

Berríos, a right-handed pitcher, is another Mets’ option off the board before Friday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline. The Mets, who have dealt with pitching injuries all year, are looking to add an arm.

The 27-year-old would have been a good one to add, as he is in the midst of a great season. He has a 3.48 ERA and a career-best 25.7% strikeout rate over 20 starts and 121 innings. Berríos will now join Hyun Jin Ryu and Robbie Ray atop the Blue Jays’ rotation as they battle the Yankees and other teams for wild-card positioning in the American League.

The Bayamón, Puerto Rico native is earning $6.1 million this season and will be eligible for arbitration this offseason before becoming a free agent after the 2022 campaign.