Can confirm #BlueJays have released veteran OF Ben Revere from his minor-league deal.— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) May 22, 2019
Essentially, he was told there wouldn’t be an opportunity for him in Toronto and they gave him the chance to look elsewhere.
The 31-year-old slashed .286/.286/.371 in 35 PA with Triple-A Buffalo
In order for Clayton Richard to be added to the roster today, recent waiver claim Jimmy Cordero was optioned down to AAA. This lasted for a couple hours, before he was DFA’d to make room for new waiver claim, Zac Rosscup.
OFFICIAL: We've claimed LHP Zac Rosscup off waivers from the @Mariners and designated RHP Jimmy Cordero for assignment.— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 23, 2019
In 19 games this season, Rosscup has a 3.21 ERA with 20 strikeouts. pic.twitter.com/42CY5fN4wZ
It seems like the main reason Rosscup was DFA’d was because of his speciality role, and the Mariners needed relievers who could go multiple innings. Rosscup has a career .129/.277/.242 slash line against from left handed batters vs .322/.400/.610 from right handed batters. He has been in the majors since 2013, playing for the Cubs, Rockies, Dodgers and Mariners. He is expected to be activated tomorrow, so expect another counter move to come (Feierabend?).
Fun fact: With the addition of Zac Rosscup, the Blue Jays have 2 of the last 4 pitchers to throw an immaculate inning.— Nick Ashbourne (@NickAshbourne) May 23, 2019
Welcome to the team, Zac!
Speaking of relievers, Elvis Luciano had another rough outing today. He has now allowed 15 hits and 11 earned runs over his last five outings (5 innings). In an At the Letters video this week, Ben and Arden said they that are ready for him to be returned to Kansas City. Ben also gave him a 10% chance of making the big league roster coming out of Spring Training, so it’s pretty clear they’ve never thought the Jays will see this Rule 5 claim through.
I still think they are going to do everything they can to get through the season with him, since they have come this far already. I think he will still be a Blue Jay by the end of the 2019 season.
By the end of June, Elvis will be:
This poll is closed
Still playing for the Jays
On the injured list
Back with Kansas City
To end this post on a positive note, here’s some good news from down on the farm: