Blue Jays Claim Casey Fien

The Blue Jays claimed Casey Fien off waivers from the Red Sox, according to's Jordan Bastian (via Twitter). To make room for Fien, the Jays moved Scott Richmond to the 60-day DL.

It's been a busy week for Fien, who is with his third organization since Monday. The Tigers designated the reliever for assignment last week and the Red Sox claimed him Monday. He posted 10.2 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 58 Triple A innings last year and made his MLB debut. He has only faced 53 major league hitters, so it wouldn't be fair to judge him on the 7.94 ERA he posted for the Tigers.

The Red Sox now have 39 players on their 40-man roster, according to a team press release.

11 Responses to Blue Jays Claim Casey Fien Leave a Reply

  1. More arms for the Jays!!!!! Wooooo (?)

  2. wishy2 5 years ago

    I hope he will be reimbursed mileage for his travels the past few days… Lakeland to Ft. Meyers to Dunedin… Whats next??

  3. loeres 5 years ago

    how is this possible? he was claimed off waivers by the sox on may first and now he got claimed again?

  4. BoSoxSam 5 years ago

    Yeah I’m confused as well loeres….clearly I don’t know how this whole waivers deal works. So a guy can be claimed more than once? Could Boston have prevented the Jays from claiming him, or did they know that risk when they first claimed him from Detroit? It’s all confusing.

  5. loeres 5 years ago

    in addition to that: could they have kept gaby hernandez or would he have been claimable too? this might be a theo blowup, i thought the whole fien claim + hernandez release action was a bit risky, because they obviously liked hernandez in pawtucket and hoped nobody would claim him

    • usg 5 years ago

      Gaby had to be placed on waivers to allow Fien to be acquired. Fien shows up, and then for some reason decided to immediately place him, too, on waivers today. This is two different waiver claims coming from two different instances of Fien being designated for assignment. Maybe he got into some sort of incident, or maybe they’ve got another 40-man move coming. Who knows?

  6. Mr__Bill 5 years ago

    Fien is still listed on the Red Sox 40 man roster, so I don’t understand how he could be claimed by the Blue Jays, unless the Red Sox moved him off of the 40 man. It is a shame (as a Sox fan), Fien seemed like a guy who could make an impact in the pen in a 6th inning role. By my understanding, the Blue Jays would have had “dibs” on Fien if both the Sox and the Jays had claimed him, by virtue of their worse record last year.

  7. rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

    Him and Gaby Hernanadez have had interesting offseasons

  8. tigers22 5 years ago

    i feel bad for the guy. he’s a good young arm, im surprised he’s been bouncing around this week. as a tigers fan i think he had some potential, seemed to have pretty good stuff. i wish him well in toronto

  9. baseballz 5 years ago

    Wow, I really wish the Jays had claimed Hernandez over Fien, he has much better upside, though, can’t complain about the Jays grabbing another good arm.

  10. Mr__Bill 5 years ago

    But waivers don’t get resolved until the waiver period is over, mostly to prevent a guy from bouncing back and forth between several teams in a few days. The Sox would have had to put Fien on waivers again (and the Jays must not have claimed Fien in the first place, when the Tigers put him on waivers). Unless, of course, someone in MLB screwed up the waiver process…

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