The Toronto Blue Jays resume their season tonight after a four-day layoff, here are some of the news and notes surrounding the team.
Marlins Claim Moran
According to the team, pitcher Brian Moran was claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins. The 31-year old had made two appearances thus far this season tossing a scoreless inning. The player-starved Marlins plucked Moran off the waiver heap and have not played in over a week following a number of their players contracting the COVID virus.
Gaviglio Optioned To Taxi Squad
The Blue Jays also optioned pitcher Sam Gaviglio from the active roster placing the 30-year old on the traveling taxi squad. Gaviglio struggled out of the gate surrendering three runs over two appearances. The hurler made 52 relief appearances last season tossing 95 innings for skipper Charlie Montoyo.
Davis Reinstated From IL
Outfielder Jonathan Davis was also reinstated from the injured reserve and assigned to the team’s alternate training site. Davis has yet to play this season and will essentially be outfield depth in the event of an injury. The speedy 28-year old played 37 games for Toronto last season hitting .181 and swiping three bags in 95 plate appearances.
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Anderson To Be Activated
According to pitching coach Pete Walker, the Blue Jays plan on activating Chase Anderson at some point during the Braves series. Anderson was acquired from the Brewers earlier this offseason but suffered an oblique injury during the Summer Training Camp. The hurler will presumably slot somewhere into the rotation upon his return.
Giles Could Pitch Again
The initial prognosis for Ken Giles appears somewhat promising as the team expects the closer to pitch again at some point this season. According to Walker, Giles is with the team and will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. In the interim, it appears reliever Anothony Bass will get the first crack at save opportunities.