ROSS ATKINS walks slowly up to JERRY DIPOTO in the hall of waivers.
ATKINS: Please, sir, I want Sam Moll.
ATKINS: Please, sir. I want Sam... (beat) Moll?
ATKINS runs away, crawling under a long table as the music starts.
The Blue Jays have claimed left-handed reliever Sam Moll off of waivers from the Seattle Mariners. A 40-man roster spot opened up just yesterday after Thomas Pannone was sent to the suspended list so Atkins didn’t spend too much time to
moll mull over this deal.
Blue Jays have claimed LHP Sam Moll from the Mariners, now have 40 players on the 40-man roster.https://t.co/5UMji8YgOG— Blue Jays PR (@BlueJaysPR) March 17, 2018
Moll, 26, was a third round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2013 and the Rockies remained Sam’s Club until last August when he was designated for assignment. He was traded to the Athletics for cash and was arrived at The Show as a September callup, making 11 outings in the majors for Oakland. He was designated for assignment by the A’s in November and was picked up on waivers thrice: once by the Pirates, then by the Mariners, and now by the Blue Jays.
As for the waiver shuffle, the Jays may ask Sam to play it again. Despite having two options remaining, Moll is a likely candidate to be DFAed at the end of spring should Toronto need spots for Tyler Clippard and John Axford.
But the most important transaction for Moll this offseason was putting a ring on his own moll. Congrats, Sam!