Toronto was awarded a waiver claim on Storey Wednesday, two days after he was designated for assignment by Houston in order to clear up room for the recently signed Carlos Pena.
The 26-year-old Storey made his Major League debut in 2012, appearing in 26 games out of the Astros bullpen. For the season, he registered a record of 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and a 10.1 K/9 ratio. The right-hander held opponents to a .237 batting average for the season. Storey also made news on September 13, 2012 when he was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Chicago’s Dave Sappelt.
With the claim of Storey, the Blue Jays are once again at their 40-man roster limit. He could become an outside candidate to make the Blue Jays bullpen should he survey any further roster moves this winter.