Over the past few days, there have been several minor league transactions of note in the Blue Jays franchise:
- 42-year old Miguel Batista's second stint in the Jays organization is now over. He was released from the Buffalo Bisons today according to a team release. He was rather ineffective, recording an 8.36 ERA in 28 innings pitched, striking out 17 while walking 16 and giving up 41 hits in that span, good for a WHIP of 2. He had one good start when he threw six innings of one-hit ball against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs back on April 21.
- The Bisons have also announced that they have placed Thad Weber on their active roster. Weber was recently claimed off waivers from the Padres.
- Chad Beck was placed on the 7-day disabled list (the minor leagues only have a single DL) for an unknown reason.
- Outfielder Ricardo Nanita was promoted from AA New Hampshire and will be joining the Bisons' outfield after Anthony Gose's recall. He hit .306/.353/.465 with 12 homers in 93 games in AAA Las Vegas last season. He has gotten to a rough start at the plate in the Eastern League, batting just .255/.322/.365 for the Fisher Cats, although he is on a five-game hitting streak. Nanita is a corner outfielder, which probably pushes Moises Sierra to the centre field spot in the Bisons lineup. As a 31-year old with no major league time, he is not a prospect by any means.
- The Dunedin Blue Jays have placed Aaron Sanchez on the 7-day disabled list for an unknown reason--requests for information from the Toronto Blue Jays have not been answered. Righty Eric Brown was placed on the D-Jays roster from extended spring training.
- The D-Jays have also placed catcher Derrick Chung on the DL. He was promoted to Dunedin from Vancouver to start 2012 and had responded really well, hitting .330/.385/.352 in 99 plate appearances. During the second inning of Josh Johnson's rehab start, Chung was bowled over at the plate by Travis Taijeron on a play at the plate. Trainers from both teams came out to tend to Chung, who had to be carted off the field. Catcher Chris Schaeffer joins the D-Jays from extended spring training.
- The Fisher Cats released righty Fernando Hernandez.