Mar 25, 2014; Bradenton, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo (9) dives for a fly ball in the third inning of the spring training exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays have sent outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo outright to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons according to their official team transactions page. MLB Trade Rumors was first to notice that Tuiasosopo cleared waivers untouched.
The 27-year-old utility player suited up in left field and at both first and third base for the Detroit Tigers in 2013. He’s never had much success at the major league level but has a bit of power and can take a walk so should be a nice depth piece for Buffalo and gives the Jays a player with MLB experience to use in case of injury.
In another move that has not been confirmed by the Blue Jays, or their official team transaction page, but according to Gideon Turk of Blue Jays Plus (and confirmed by Matt Eddy of Baseball America) the Jays have released knuckleball pitcher Tomo Ohka.
So much for catching prospect A.J. Jimenez getting work with Ohka in Double-A in preparation of his future reps with R.A. Dickey. As Turk points out, Frank Viola III is still with the club but to be honest I have absolutely no idea where he would be assigned if the Jays keep him on-board.