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Blue Jays: Socrates Brito clears waivers, assigned to AAA

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ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 4: Socrates Brito #38 of the Toronto Blue Jays rounds third base before scoring a run against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 4, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 4: Socrates Brito #38 of the Toronto Blue Jays rounds third base before scoring a run against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 4, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /
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Outfielder Socrates Brito has cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo, the Blue Jays announced Thursday.

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet (and the official transactions page of the Triple-A International League), outfielder Socrates Brito has cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Brito was designated for assignment on May 10 and unsurprisingly went unclaimed through waivers. This was Brito’s second time this season being designated for assignment.

Brito, 26, was originally signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010, proceeding to spend parts of the next eight seasons with the organization, slashing .202/.229/.351 in 175 big-league plate appearances.

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Earlier this season, he was selected off waivers by the San Diego Padres and was traded to the Blue Jays for minor-league outfielder Rodrigo Orozco just days later.

In 39 tumultuous at-bats with the Blue Jays this season, the native of Azua, Dominican Republic struck out 17 times and managed just three hits and five runs scored, walking four times and slugging a horrid .128.

With a WAR of -0.7 (per Baseball Reference), Brito, along with Alen Hanson, made up one of the more forgettable tandems in recent memory. Hanson has also since been assigned to Buffalo after being DFA’d.

Orozco, 24, has spent the season with the Double-A Amarillo Sod Poodles, slashing .280/.343/.419 in 22 games, adding two home runs, seven doubles and 16 runs scored. Last season, he appearances in 112 games for the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays. Previously, he appeared in games for the Low-A Lansing Lugnuts and Vancouver Canadians, as well as the Rookie-level Bluefield Blue Jays.

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Now, Brito, who carries a career .525 OPS, will head to Buffalo and join an outfield crop composed of Cavan Biggio, Anthony Alford, Roemon Fields, Andrew Guillotte, Jordan Patterson, and Ben Revere. Teoscar Hernandez also joined that group after being optioned Thursday.

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