Toronto Blue Jays prospect Kenny Wilson. Credit: MLB Prospect Portal

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Toronto Blue Jays prospect Kenny Wilson. Credit: MLB Prospect Portal

According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, the Toronto Blue Jays have re-acquired outfielder Kenny Wilson who was recently designated for assignment by the Minnesota Twins.

Wilson was claimed by the Twins after the Blue Jays removed him from the 40-man roster to acquire another former Twin, Darin Mastroianni. Now the Blue Jays have ended up with both players and at least for the time being have strengthened their minor league outfield at both the Triple-A and Double-A level.

The official Blue Jays twitter account confirmed that Wilson will be headed back to Double-A to join the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. He batted .195/.327/.268 during his 11-game vacation with the New Britain Rock Cats.

Wilson, 24, is a good defensive center fielder with near 80 grade speed. However he’s struggled to put things together at the plate in his young career but he’s looked better since deciding to bat exclusively right-handed. Currently the highest level he’s played at is Double-A.

For more info on Wilson, check out his profile from the 2014 top prospects list.

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  • 70-92

    this team’s transactions are such a joke . . . none of them ever seem to make the major league team any better. AA certainly needs to be viewed as a total failure by now by everyone.

    • RyanMueller

      Every organization needs depth. You are most likely right that wilson will never see a major league at bat however ever farm system has theae types of player. If we placed wilson on waivers today he would be playing baseball tomorrow for another team. That mean that the twins GM shoupd also be fired? AA is a good GM.
      Thanks for commenting.

  • RyanMueller

    Good to have you back wilson. Speed kills. Now its time to get some base hits and let your legs do the rest.