Carl Edwards Jr.
Picked up by the Blue Jays back on May 14th, Carl Edwards Jr. was signed to a minor league contract when the club was struggling with injuries to their pitching corps, specifically in the bullpen.
A six-year veteran in the major leagues prior to this season, Edwards Jr.’s glory days came back in 2017 and 2018 when he was a member of the Chicago Cubs, pitching below a 3.00 ERA through both seasons while appearing in 55+ games in each campaign. After brief stops in San Diego, Seattle, and Atlanta, after the 2018 season, the right-hander has found his way to the Jays organization.
Through one appearance with the Blue Jays, Edwards Jr. was lit up for three earned runs through just 0.1 of an inning, striking out one batter while also allowing a home run and a walk. After that outing, the South Carolina product would find himself on the injured list with an oblique strain, an injury that would have him moved to the 60-day IL and missing most of the season.
He is currently now on a rehab assignment down in Buffalo and will be needing a 40-man roster spot once the stint is complete. Considering the tight space given the current roster, there is a high probability that the veteran hurler gets designated for assignment unless they choose to eliminate someone else from the list of potential roster drop candidates or a subsequent player will have to be moved to the 60-day IL.
Considering he hasn’t pitched well this season (he was dropped by the Braves prior to signing with the Blue Jays), the odds are not in his favour in terms of sticking around long term.