BLUE JAYS ACQUIRE
WIDEMAN IN TRADE
Toronto Blue Jays have acquired LHP Aaron Wideman from the Washington
Nationals in a minor league deal for OF Tyrell Godwin.
Wideman (5-11, 190), a native of Mississauga, Ontario, has spent
two seasons in the minor league system of the former Montreal
Expos after being drafted by the club in the 11th round of the
June 2003 draft.
the 2004 season, the 19-year-old made 10 starts for Vermont of
the New York Penn League and pitched to a 3-1 record with a 1.81
ERA (44.2 IP, 9 ER). For his professional career, the former Streetsville
Secondary student holds a 5-5 record with a 1.91 ERA with 75 strikeouts
and 20 walks in 85.0 innings pitched.
Godwin had been selected by the Nationals from the Blue Jays organization
in the Major League portion of the 2004 Rule Five Draft.