Report: Blue Jays eyeing Pirates' Williams, Kuhl
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The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to bolster their starting pitching depth.

Toronto is considering the Pittsburgh Pirates' Trevor Williams and Chad Kuhl as potential trade targets, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com.

Williams, 28, owns a 3.70 ERA and 4.21 FIP over 24 1/3 innings while making five starts this year. The right-hander is under team control through 2022 after hitting arbitration for the first time this past winter.

Kuhl has been relied upon as a swingman for the Pirates, making three starts and two relief appearances while posting a 2.84 ERA and 4.98 FIP in 19 innings. The 27-year-old also became eligible for arbitration this past winter and is under team control through 2022.

Entering Monday, the third-place Blue Jays had the 21st-ranked starting staff, according to FanGraphs WAR, collectively owning a 4.68 ERA and 5.10 FIP. Seven different pitchers have made at least one start for the Jays through 27 games.

Toronto is also dealing with a recent rash of pitcher injuries, with Nate Pearson, Matt Shoemaker, and Trent Thornton all landing on the injured list.

The 2020 MLB trade deadline is Aug. 31.

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