The Toronto Blue Jays have finally designated Socrates Brito for assignment, in corresponding moves, they recalled reliever Javy Guerra and outfielder Jonathan Davis.
According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, Javy Guerra will replace Thomas Pannone on the 25-man roster while Jonathan Davis will take the spot vacated by the Brito designation. If Clay Buchholz requires a trip to the injured reserve then Pannone will officially be recalled.
The Blue Jays are looking to stir things up after being outscored 20-1 in their recent three-game sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins. The Jays are 2-8 in their last 10 and sport a 15-22 record after 37 games.
Brito was acquired from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Rodrigo Orozco on April 02nd and struggled from the onset with the Jays. Brito slashed .077/.163/.128 with three hits and 17 strikeouts in 43 plate appearances with the Blue Jays.
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Jonathan Davis will get an opportunity in the outfield after getting off to a hot start in Buffalo. The 27-year old rookie is hitting .306/.493/.633 with four homers and four stolen bases in 16 games with the herd.
Davis made his MLB debut last season notching five hits in 25 at-bats during his cup of coffee with the big club last September.
Guerra will replace Pannone in the bullpen, this will mark his second stint with the team this season. Guerra made 10 appearances posting an inflated 5.40 earned run average previously working out of the bullpen.
Since his demotion, the 33-year old has compiled a 2.45 earned run average in five appearances with the Bisons.
Pannone will be eligible for a recall in the event of an injury to Buchholz who will not make his scheduled start tonight. The Blue Jays will opt to utilize an “opener” as Daniel Hudson will get the ball to start the contest versus the Chicago White Sox.
It is reassuring following their latest funk that the front office is committed to improving the 25-man roster and have finally closed the book on the Brito experiment.