Blue Jays Roster Moves Ahead Of The Series in Cleveland
Blue Jays roster moves from April 4, 2019, including the demotion of pitcher Sean Reid-Foley and the assignment of Sócrates Brito.
According to TSN’s Scott Mitchell, the Blue Jays have made a host of roster transactions. As expected, several notable players headline the plethora of moves made Thursday.
They are summarized below:
Alford to Buffalo
Anthony Alford has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. Alford, 24, appeared in one game with the Blue Jays this season, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Once the major league outfield picture becomes a little more clear, Alford will likely be back with the Blue Jays. Until then, though, he’ll start his season in Buffalo.
Brito to Blue Jays
Recently acquired outfielder Sócrates Brito will join the major league club in Cleveland, and will, per the team’s Twitter page, bat ninth and play right field on Thursday. With the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018, he slashed .175/.227/.250 in 24 games, appearing primarily in right field.
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Hanson to Blue Jays
Alen Hanson is also on his way to Cleveland to join the big club. Hanson, 26, slashed .252/.274/.425 with the Giants last season, appearing in 110 games and hitting eight home runs in 294 at-bats. He played 45 games at second base, 18 games in left field, 16 games at shortstop, 10 games at third base, and two games in right field.
Reid-Foley to Buffalo
After an awful performance Monday against Baltimore, starter Sean Reid-Foley has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Reid-Foley, 23, pitched to an ERA of 5.13 in 2018, tossing 33.1 frames and racking up 42 strikeouts in seven starts.
Guerrero Jr. to Dunedin
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been optioned to High-A Dunedin to begin his rehab in Florida. Baseball Toronto’s Keegan Matheson reports that Guerrero will play between five and seven innings in Dunedin’s season opener against Clearwater (PHI).
Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith adds that Guerrero will play in Dunedin for “a bit”, but it is “unclear how long”.