Blue Jays acquired SS Jose Reyes, RHP Josh Johnson, LHP Mark Buehrle, INF-OF Emilio Bonifacio, C John Buck and cash considerations from the Marlins in exchange for SS Yunel Escobar, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, RHP Henderson Alvarez, C Jeff Mathis, OF Jake Marisnick, LHP Justin Nicolino and RHP Anthony DeSclafani.
And another Marlins' salary dump is finally official. MLB commissioner Bud Selig took nearly a week to approve the deal but ultimately came to the conclusion that it "does not violate any express [MLB] rule." He did, however, say he would "continue to monitor this situation with the expectation that the Marlins will take into account the sentiments of their fans." The deal, along with the signing of Melky Cabrera, makes the Blue Jays players in the AL East.