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Blue Jays Release Ezequiel Carrera

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Blue Jays giving him an opportunity to try and catch on elsewhere

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Ben Nicholson-Smith tells us that the Blue Jays have released Ezequiel Carrera this morning.

The Blue Jays originally designated Carrera for assignment on February 26 following their acquisition of Seung-Hwang Oh. After clearing waivers, Carrera was outrighted off the roster on March 1, but received an invite back to Spring Training, where he played in 3 more games.

This brings an end to Carrera’s tenure with the Blue Jays, which started with a December 4, 2014 Minor League Free Agent signing. In that time, he played 332 games with the Blue Jays, hitting .267/.336/.380 with 17 home runs and 19 steals. He played all 3 outfields spots, with results varying between pretty good and pretty unacceptable, depending on the year.

With the acquisitions of Curtis Granderson and Randal Grichuk this winter, as well as Teoscar Hernandez last summer, plus other Major League ready outfielders in Anthony Alford, Dalton Pompey and Dwight Smith Jr., the Blue Jays organization could not offer Carrera the opportunities that he would need to reach the Majors again.

Good luck to Carrera, and hopefully he can find a better opportunity for playing time elsewhere.