Toronto Blue Jays add Chris Getz, release Mickey Storey


The Toronto Blue Jays announced they have purchased the contract of 2B Chris Getz from Triple-A Buffalo and have released RHP Mickey Storey. Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays officially announced today that the contract of Chris Getz has been selected from Buffalo and he’s been added to the Jays’ active roster. Right-handed reliever Mickey Storey was released in a corresponding move to make room for Getz on the 40-man.

Getz, 30, batted .220/.288/.273 in 78 games for the Kansas City Royals last year and had a decent spring training for the Blue Jays. He brings a bit of speed to the basepaths and had 16 stolen bases in 19 attempts last season. This year he’s been the Bisons’ best middle infielder and was batting .309/.382/.338 prior to the call-up.

Storey, 28, is the odd man out after only pitching 4 innings for the Jays in 2013 and none so far this year. In Triple-A this season, he appeared in only four games, pitching 3.1 innings and giving up 7 hits, 5 walks, 4 earned run with six strikeouts. He’s probably more of a quad-A player at this point but if given the opportunity I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if he ends up contributing for another team. However with so many other players ahead of him on the depth chart, he was an arm the Blue Jays could go without on their 40-man. If he clears waivers, Storey could still return to the Blue Jays on a minor league deal.