Blue Jays News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
SMOAK ALERT Even on his giveaway day, Justin wants to give fans souvenirs! https://t.co/loZqx4gBn2
LOURDES HAVE MERCY, #PiaPower is back!@yunitogurriel | #LetsGoBlueJays https://t.co/sPrbDqVvAr
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Fansided: Blue Jays designate LHP Ryan Feierabend for assignment
After just two appearances with the Blue Jays, knuckleballer Ryan Feierabend has been designated for assignment, the team announced Friday afternoon.
In the same set of transactions, the team announced the placement of rookie pitcher Elvis Luciano on the bereavement list.
Feierabend, 33, was signed as a minor-league free agent by the Blue Jays this winter after spending the last three seasons with the KT Wiz of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).
In 793.1 innings in Korea, Feierabend, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, pitched to an ERA of 4.
"Its everything I dreamed about. Playing in the Major Leagues is pretty special." - @doinitBIGgio23 https://t.co/pV24UDW5ov
NumberFire: Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Adds: Week 9
The waiver wire was a bit bonkers last week as several top prospects got the call. Who should you be picking up this week in season-long formats?
It's waiver time. One of the keys to any fantasy success is not only nailing your draft, but scouring that waiver wire for players who can give your team a boost. Even though fantasy baseball can be a really long season, it's key to scour those waivers and take it week-by-week to cement your fantasy status.
Last week, many referred to the waiver wire bidding as FAABageddon. Tons of top prospects were brought up and money was spent, fast and furiously.
Fansided: Blue Jays still searching for answers in the outfield
The only mainstay of the outfield for the Blue Jays this year would be Randal Grichuk, outside of him it's been open casting. Lourdes Gurriel Jr was just recalled from Buffalo and he is likely to mix in heavily for outfield time. He hit a home run in his first game back for the Blue Jays yesterday and will look to keep the ball rolling offensively after a slow start before his demotion.
Gurriel Jr took the roster spot of Billy McKinney who hasn't been able to get much going offensively this season.
Fansided: Blue Jays: What the new rookies could mean for veteran playing time
Despite the fact that the Blue Jays dropped their Friday night game by a score of 6-3 to the San Diego Padres, there were still reasons for the fan base to be excited.
Friday night marked the big league debut of Cavan Biggio, whose call-up has been much anticipated by the Blue Jays faithful, especially after he carried over his 2018 Double-A MVP Award to being a premium contributor in Triple-A this season thus far. Craig Biggio, Cavan's Hall of Fame Dad, was on hand to see his son's first game, and even an 0-3 night with two strikeouts can't ruin that feeling.
Even THINKING of running on Danny will get you into predicaments. #LetsGoBlueJays https://t.co/YOMLjIPAxP
Oh My Lourdes, what an inning! @freddygalvis10 | @yunitogurriel https://t.co/d8gwsTAc0i
The Next Generation. #LetsGoBlueJays https://t.co/hU9576CkbM
Batter's Box Interactive Magazine: Padres @ Blue Jays, May 24-26
Even though the Jays are just plodding along, there are some reasons to tune in this weekend. On the Blue Jay side Cavan Biggio will make his debut and will play second base on Friday night. We will see if his patient approach works or if the Padre pitchers challenge him. His father Craig should be in town for the big day. Lourdes Gurriel is back too, although he won't be at second base tonight. He played more second base than outfield in Buffalo so any outfield exposure would still be classified as experimental. Zac Rosscup will make his Blue Jay debut as a Mayza alternative for lefty hitters and another lefty, Thomas Pannone, is back to provide some long relief.
Fansided: Blue Jays: Maybe the front office cares about fan interest after all
Through the 2019 season, there has been a section of the Blue Jays' fan base that has been understandably upset with the state of the rebuild. It's not easy to watch your favourite team go through a losing season, and seeing a big market team like the Blue Jays spending around 65 million on their roster is a bit of a head-turner, without knowing the context at least.
This writer recently appeared on a podcast with Ari Shapiro, and I argued that I've been okay with the Blue Jays sacrificing this season if it means significant development for their talented young players.
Fansided: Blue Jays claim LHP Zac Rosscup from Seattle; DFA Cordero
The Blue Jays have claimed left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and designate Jimmy Cordero for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster, the club announced Thursday afternoon.
30-year-old Rosscup has bounced around between Triple-A and the majors since his debut in 2013 with the Chicago Cubs. He has played parts of six seasons in the MLB, also having brief stints with the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers before joining the Mariners this season.
He has posted a 3.21 ERA in 19 appearances so far in 2019 and has struck out 20 batters through 14 innings.
Batter's Box Interactive Magazine: Mr Burns Was Excellent
Andy Burns drove in the winning runs in the ninth inning of the Bisons game. It was one of the five times he reached base. That made a winner of Sean Reid-Foley who pitched eight innings. Another winning pitcher was Patrick Murphy who dominated Altoona. Forrest Wall also reach base five times. Chavez Young hit a go ahead three run home run in the eighth to lead Dunedin to victory. Tanner Kirwer hit his three run home run in the first inning and Lansing never looked back. It was an org sweep night!
Buffalo 4 Rochester 3
Sean Reid-Foley breezed through the first inning but in the second, a walk and a home run put the Bisons down 2-0.