[QUOTE]After sitting in limbo for almost a week, the Blue Jays' blockbuster 12-player trade with the Marlins became official on Monday afternoon.
As expected, Toronto acquired All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, right-hander Josh Johnson, left-hander Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio.
Going to the Marlins are shortstop Yunel Escobar, infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, veteran backup catcher Jeff Mathis, outfielder Jake Marisnick, left-hander Justin Nicolino and right-hander Anthony DeSclafani.
Toronto also reportedly will receive $4 million as part of the deal to help compensate for the almost $165 million in salary headed to the Blue Jays. It's the largest deal in franchise history both in terms of the numbers of players and money involved.
The Blue Jays and Marlins agreed to the deal on Nov. 13, but there was a delay before the trade could become official. The main holdup was organizing physicals for each of the 12 players involved in the deal./QUOTE]
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