Twins trade 2-time All-Star pitcher Jose Berrios to Toronto

The playoff-chasing Toronto Blue Jays won the pursuit for All-Star pitcher Jose Berrios, acquiring the Minnesota right-hander for two minor leaguers.

The Twins got infielder/outfielder Austin Martin and righty Simeon Woods Richardson for their top pitcher. The deal was made shortly before Friday’s 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline.

Berrios was 7-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 20 starts for the Twins this season, and attracted interest from several contenders. Toronto began the day at 51-48, in the fifth spot chasing two AL wild-card slots.

The 27-year-old Berrios was Minnesota’s unquestioned ace, a two-time All-Star who has been as durable as any pitcher in the game and remains under team control through the 2022 season.