BLUE JAYS ACQUIRE
HILLENBRAND FROM ARIZONA
Toronto Blue Jays have acquired IF Shea Hillenbrand from the Arizona
Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Adam Peterson.
29, hit .310 last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks with 36
doubles, 15 home runs and 80 RBI in 148 games. The 6-1, 211 lb.
right-handed hitter posted a .348 on-base percentage while collecting
24 walks and 49 strikeouts.
In his four Major League
seasons, with the Boston Red Sox (2001-2003) and Diamondbacks
(2003-2004), he is a career .288 hitter with 65 home runs and
309 RBI. The Mesa, Arizona native was the Red Sox 10th round selection
in the 1996 First Year Player Draft.
25, split the 2004 season between New Hampshire of the Eastern
League (AA), Syracuse of the International League (AAA) and Toronto
where he appeared in three games. He posted a 16.88 ERA in 2 2/3
innings pitched for Toronto. In 19 games with the Syracuse SkyChiefs
he posted a 2-2 record with a 12.86 ERA and in 27 games with the
New Hampshire Fisher Cats he went 2-2 with 15 saves and a 2.54