File this in the nearly irrelevant team news file, but the Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that they had reinstated pitcher Robert Coello from the 60-day disabled list. The move is irrelevant because Coello was outrighted moments later, granting him free agency.
Coello was a minuscule piece for the Blue Jays, hence his eviction from the 40-man roster. He appeared in just six games for Toronto, accumulating a 12.79 ERA over just 6.1 innings pitched. Coello mustered just a single scoreless outing.
The move by Toronto follows the release of pitchers Aaron Laffey, Shawn Hill, and Bobby Korecky on October 4th. Toronto’s 40-man roster is now down to 37 active players and contains 7 players on the 60-day disabled list.
The 2012-2013 offseason promises to contain many more move, as the Blue Jays look to aggressively reshape their roster.