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Thursday Bantering: Blue Jays Claim Zac Rosscup

and DFA Jimmy Cordero

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Ben Revere signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays just long enough for a couple of callback pieces to Game 6 of the ALCS before he was released yesterday.

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.

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?).

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:

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  • 53%
    Still playing for the Jays
    (287 votes)
  • 32%
    On the injured list
    (172 votes)
  • 14%
    Back with Kansas City
    (77 votes)
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To end this post on a positive note, here’s some good news from down on the farm: