Rain ended the Blue Jays - Tigers game prematurely today, but that only led to more action off the field in the Blue Jays clubhouse. Mike Wilner started it off with a tweet that Kyle Drabek has packed his bags and started to shake hands in with his teammates.
Kyle Drabek has packed his bags and is shaking hands with those left in the clubhouse. Traded or picked up on waivers. #Bluejays won't say.— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) March 27, 2015
One would figure that he is on the move out of the organization as he cannot be sent down to the minors, having exhausted his final option year in 2014.
Shi Davidi then tweeted that reliever Scott Barnes was successfully passed through waivers and has been outrighted off the 40-man roster.
#BlueJays outright LHP Scott Barnes to triple-A Buffalo. And Kyle Drabek has packed his bag. He's on move somewhere.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) March 27, 2015
Perhaps the Blue Jays had placed Drabek on waivers as well and he was picked up by another club, or perhaps they have managed to find a trade partner for his services. In any case I know that there will be some changes coming to the Blue Jays roster map.
Finally, Scott MacArthur tweeted that Roberto Osuna and Miguel Castro have been called to the principals' office together, that could mean anyth-- hey! there are two spots on the 40-man that were just freed up!
Speculate away, folks. We will keep you updated as soon as Twitter keeps us updated.
UPDATE (literally seconds after I hit "post")
Jon Morosi confirms that Drabek was placed on waivers, but ended up being lost on a waiver claim to a mystery team.
Blue Jays have lost Kyle Drabek on a waiver claim.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 27, 2015
UPDATE (again literally seconds after I hit "post" for the last update)
Kyle Drabek is officially no longer a Blue Jay! He is headed to the southside of Chicago (well actually to Glendale, Arizona) as he was claimed by the White Sox. So yes... TWO major league roster spots are now open (at least for a few seconds after I hit "post").
Kyle Drabek claimed off waivers by Chicago White Sox, according to the #BlueJays— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) March 27, 2015