August 19, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Mickey Storey (65) pitches in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY SportsIt has been an interesting winter for Mickey Storey. After being designated for assignment three times this offseason, twice by the Houston Astros and once by the New York Yankees, Storey now has a new home; the Toronto Blue Jays.
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.