Blue Jays continue to tinker with their active roster
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to tinker with their active roster making a trio of moves in the past couple of days.
The Blue Jays are continually tweaking their roster and summonsing players from their alternate site as they make a final postseason push. Yesterday, the team promoted catcher Caleb Joseph while optioning the struggling Reese McGuire to their alternate site.
McGuire is hitting a dreadful .073/.073/.146 with just three hits in 45 plate appearances this season. The 25-year old chipped in a homer but also struck out 11 times and has yet to walk in 19 games.
The Blue Jays will give Joseph a shot at backing up Danny Jansen from here on out presumably. The 34-year old veteran backstop has 423 games MLB games under his belt and made his debut last night late in the game.
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Unfortunately for Joseph, he bounced a throw to second base in the ninth inning that allowed the eventual winning run to advance to third. The previous night on the backend of the twin bill, McGuire airmailed third base that factored in the decision as well.
Earlier, the Blue Jays released reliever Sam Gaviglio after he went on unclaimed on waivers. The 30-year old was 0-1 with a 9.00 earned run average after allowing three earned runs in three innings of work this season. Gaviglio made 52 relief appearances last season posting a 4.61 earned run average in 95.2 innings in 2019.
The team also optioned Brandon Drury to their alternate site after he also went through the waiver process unclaimed. The Drury experiment appears to have finally come to an end after he struggled offensively once again this offseason.
Drury is hitting .152/.184/.174 with just seven hits in 49 plate appearances so far this season prompting his DFA’ing. He has hit just .208 in 149 games since being acquired by the Yankees along with Billy McKinney in exchange for J.A. Happ.
Toronto continues to hang around the playoff picture even though they are playing questionable baseball at times, hopefully some new voices in the clubhouse can tighten things up.