Toronto, Canada – NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roy Halladay was moved to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee shifted to Seattle in trades of Cy Young winners, while the Toronto Blue Jays netted a trio of prospects in a pair of blockbuster deals finalized Wednesday.
The Blue Jays ended weeks of speculation about the dominant right-hander by dealing Halladay to the National League champion Phillies for promising pitcher Kyle Drabek, outfielder Michael Taylor and catcher Travis D'Arnaud.
Taylor was immediately sent to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Brett Wallace.
Philadelphia replenished their minor league system by shipping left-hander Lee to the Mariners for a replacement crop of prospects in right-handed pitchers Phillippe Aumont and JC Ramirez and outfielder Tyson Gillies.
(Writing by Larry Fine, Editing by Kevin Fylan)