In a response to the Joakim Soria acquisition earlier in the day, the Blue Jays have subsequently handed Jonathan Davis his “Designated For Assignment” Notice.
The Jays designated Tyler Chatwood for assignment earlier in the day to make room for Jose Berrios. While Chatwood makes a ton of sense as he has struggled as of late, Davis comes to me as a little bit of a surprise. The defensive specialist would have likely been the first man up as the fourth outfielder had the core sustained one injury to the current group that has been injury-prone this year.
In a response to the Joakim Soria acquisition earlier in the day, the Blue Jays have designated centerfielder Jonathan Davis for assignment and removed him from the 40-man.
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Davis was not much of a threat at the plate as he was just 10 for 70 (.143) on the season, but when he was with the club he was often used as a late-inning defensive replacement.
Davis may be able to find his way to remain with the Jays organization as other teams may not want a depth outfielder who will be 30 next spring and posts a career slash line of .180/.285/.263.
The Camden, Arkansas product has been with the club since he was drafted in the 15th round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, which is known as one of the weaker drafts by the Jays in recent history. No other positional player that the organization had selected that season has made it to the major leagues.
What are your thoughts, was Davis the right decision? I was leaning more towards Breyvic Valera.