Blue Jays: How former players moved this summer are doing elsewhere

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JUNE 20: Tyler Chatwood #34 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 20, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JUNE 20: Tyler Chatwood #34 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 20, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 24: Tyler Chatwood #37 of the San Francisco Giants in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 24, 2021 in New York City. The Giants defeated the Mets 8-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Designated for Assignment Continued

July 20th – T.J. Zeuch (RHP)

Drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft, starter T.J. Zeuch flirted with the active roster over the past three seasons but was never able to fully cement himself in the rotation. Through 13 games, Zeuch would make seven starts and would throw to a 4.59 ERA with 24 walks, 31 strikeouts, and a 1.55 WHIP through 49.0 innings of work.

The club would DFA Zeuch on July 20th and eventually trade him to the St. Louis Cardinals five days later, with the Cardinals sending him to AAA shortly after.

With the Memphis Redbirds, Zeuch currently owns a 7.71 ERA through five games, one of which was a start, and has given up 12 earned runs through 14.0 innings with seven walks and 13 strikeouts.

July 30th – Jonathan Davis (OF)

Spending parts of the last four seasons trying to crack the Blue Jays roster, outfielder Jonathan Davis put up less than stellar numbers offensively, slashing .180/.285/.263 with a .548 OPS through 122 games. Known for his speed and defensive ability, Davis would be DFA by the Jays to make room for Jose Berrios and Joakim Soria on the 40-man roster and would be picked up by the New York Yankees four days later.

Davis has been riding the options bus multiple times since joining the Bronx Bombers, so far appearing in 12 games with 17 at-bats and slashing .059/.111/.059 with just one hit with five strikeouts. He is currently in AAA.

July 30th – Tyler Chatwood (RHP)

Signed by the Blue Jays to a one-year deal this past off-season, right-hander Tyler Chatwood would be moved to the bullpen to begin the season and would be pretty inconsistent for most of the year. Chatwood would throw to a 5.46 ERA through 30 appearances with the club before being DFA on July 30th and later released by the team.

Chatwood would sign a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants on August 5th and would be called up to the major league squad on August 17th. Through two outings with the Giants, the right-hander would surrender three earned runs through 4.0 innings on his way to a  6.75 ERA. He was recently designated for assignment by his new club.

August 11th – Patrick Murphy (RHP)

Drafted by the Blue Jays in the third round of the 2013 draft, right-hander Patrick Murphy had a legitimate chance of making the active roster before an AC joint injury in his shoulder shut him down to begin the season. After a brief stint with the club last year, Murphy pitched to a 4.82 ERA through eight appearances with the Jays this season, riding the options bus on his way to 1.71 WHIP with six strikeouts and a .316 opponents batting average.

Murphy would be DFA on August 11th and picked up by the Nationals three days later. Through three games with the Nats, Murphy sports a 2.45 ERA through 3.2 innings of work. He is currently with the major league club after being recalled on August 24th.

August 31st – Brad Hand (LHP)

Acquired at the trade deadline from the Washington Nationals, southpaw Brad Hand was not able to find success with the Blue Jays organization. Appearing in 11 games for the Jays, Hand would pitch to the tune of a 7.27 ERA and was on the hook for multiple losses, most notably giving up the extra innings home run against Cleveland early in August and surrendering the walk-off base on balls to the Seattle Mariners on their most recent road trip.

Brought in because of his veteran presence and ability to pitch in high leverage situations, Hand struggled with the Blue Jays and the club decided to DFA him yesterday. It has yet to be determined where his future will lie.