TORONTO - The parameters of the complicated Roy Halladay trade continued to take shape Tuesday.
The Toronto Blue Jays will reportedly get top pitching prospect Kyle Drabek, outfielder Michael Taylor and catcher Travis d'Arnaud from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for the ace right-hander.
ESPN.com reported the Blue Jays would then flip Taylor to the Oakland Athletics for infield prospect Brett Wallace.
Halladay and the Phillies also agreed to a contract that would set the wheeling and dealing into motion, according to ESPN.com.
The Phillies are then to send left-hander Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners for prospects, believed to include right-hander Phillippe Aumont of Gatineau, Que., and outfielder Tyson Gillies of Langley, B.C.
As part of the deal, the Blue Jays will also send US$6 million to help cover Halladay's $15.75-million salary this season, according to multiple reports.
The transaction still has many moving parts and had yet to be finalized.