Toronto Blue Jays add Ryan Langerhans to MLB Roster
Feb 18, 2013; Dunedin, FL, USA; (Editors note: Caption correction) Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Ryan Langerhans(17) during photo day at Florida Auto Exchange Ballpark. Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Warning: Mailed-in obligatory news post.
According to the Toronto Blue Jays official Twitter feed, the Jays have selected the contract of OF/1B Ryan Langerhans and added him to the Major League roster. The move coincided with Brett Cecil‘s addition to the 60-day disabled list. Rajai Davis‘ wife is also expecting their first child any day and his absence would have left the Jays with only three outfielders. I’m not sure if Davis has officially been added to the paternity list yet but I expect him to be added tomorrow, which would mean the three-day leave would effectively end his season. We already knew that Cecil was done for the year so his addition to the 60-day DL is required as a technicality to open a spot on the Blue Jays roster until Davis is put on the PL.
I already gave a bit of background on Langerhans when the Blue Jays picked him up from the Independent League and added him to the Bisons when their outfield was ransacked in August so you can read that piece if you want to learn a bit more about him. He batted .221/.344/.404 in Buffalo this year and tore up the non-MLB affiliated Independent League for the Sugar Land Skeeters (awesome name) with a triple-slash of .287/.420/.500. Take the latter line with a grain of salt.
Langerhans will start at first base tonight and if I can read Baseball-Reference.com correctly if he plays he will be the 53rd player to appear for the Toronto Blue Jays this season.