Toronto Blue Jays release veteran outfielder Ben Revere

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Ben Revere #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Ben Revere #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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The Blue Jays made yet another roster move on Wednesday. releasing Ben Revere. The veteran had signed a MiLB contract and was playing in Triple-A Buffalo.

The Toronto Blue Jays have released Ben Revere according to Kegan Lowe of Baseball America. Revere had played eight games this month in Triple-A Buffalo with the last coming on the 18th and the numbers weren’t so bad.

He went 10-for-35 with four runs scored, six RBI’s, three extra-base hits and four multi-hit games. His style of play hasn’t changed as he was putting the ball in play, striking out just three times and stealing a base as well.

Revere only spent two more seasons in the big leagues, 2017 and 2018, after that electrifying postseason run that ended the longest playoff drought in North American pro sports at 22 years.

Despite only playing 56 games in a Jays uniform, plus 11 in the playoffs, many fans have a soft spot for Revere because of his loveable personality, but also by association because he shared the outfield with Kevin Pillar and Jose Bautista for many of those games.

Revere played last season in Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels system after spending the 2017 season with the big club. In 40 games last year he slashed .277/.319/.406 and hit three long balls, something he had never done in his career.

Since leaving the Blue Jays he also spent a season with the Washington Nationals and played with the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins prior. The 31-year-old will look to add to that list as he hits the open market and will likely look to join a team at the Triple-A level with a clearer path back to the majors.

Revere was excited to be back in the Blue Jays organization, saying some of his fondest memories in baseball came in that playoff run and his experience that season in the city of Toronto.

Here’s some of his words from a recent article by Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.

"“You could tell the atmosphere of the city was surreal, that’s what they had been waiting for since 92-93 – to have that feel again – and it was in the air. The two years they went to the ALCS, they packed that place out and the city was alive. It was a different vibe. I’m trying to play this game for a long time, hopefully I can get back to that feeling. I know it’s a business, but you try to get back there, try to get Toronto back to the playoffs again because that was the best time of my life.”"

TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 14: Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays shows the ball in front of teammate Ben Revere #7 after Pillar made a diving catch on a ball hit by Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 14: Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays shows the ball in front of teammate Ben Revere #7 after Pillar made a diving catch on a ball hit by Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Revere still believes he can compete at the major league level but it won’t be in a Blue Jays uniform.

Next. Ryan Tepera shelved with an injury yet again. dark

With the youth movement in the organization and even Brandon Drury being forced to see some action in the outfield, it seems like a mutual parting as Revere will have a better chance to get the call elsewhere.

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