Blue Jays begin roster tinkering by outrighting three pitchers

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - AUGUST 07: Brock Stewart #35 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the third inning during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 07, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - AUGUST 07: Brock Stewart #35 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the third inning during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 07, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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According to the Toronto Blue Jays transaction page, the team outrighted three pitchers yesterday as the offseason roster tinkering begins.

The Blue Jays outrighted Ryan Dull to the Buffalo Bisons after the reliever claimed waivers earlier this week. Dull was designated for assignment earlier this week when the team claimed Anthony Bass off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Dull spent time with the Jays, Yankees, and Athletics last season accumulating an ugly 12. 79 earned run average in 11 relief appearances. The 30-year old only made one appearance for Toronto last season.

Pitcher Brock Stewart was also outrighted off the major league roster yesterday. Much like Dull, the 28-year old also struggled in 13 relief appearances for the Blue Jays and Dodgers. Stewart went 4-0 with an 8.31 earned run average in 21.1 innings of work for the Jays in 2019.

Stewart was victimized by the long ball 11 times (9 with the Jays) in 25.2 innings last season. At this stage of his career, Stewart is Triple-A pitching depth out of the bullpen and nothing more.

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Reliever Buddy Boshers was the third arm the team outrighted at the conclusion of the World Series. The 31-year old southpaw made 28 appearances for the Jays last season posting an 0-3 record with 4.05 earned run average in 20 innings of work.

The Jays have a need for a lefty in the pen next season with the injury to Tim Mayza, however, left-handed batters hit .257 off Boshers last season while righties hit .250.

The conclusion of the World Series also signaled the start of free agency as both Justin Smoak and Clay Buchholz officially became free agents.

Former Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion and Aaron Loup also became free agents yesterday as their respective teams did not pick up their club options.

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The Reds did exercise their $5.5 million club option on Freddy Galvis, the infielder will remain in Cincinnati for the 2020 campaign.

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