Blue Jays Release Joey Gathright

The Blue Jays released outfielder Joey Gathright, reports MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.  The Jays gave Gathright plenty of spring playing time – 43 plate appearances – and he hit just .167/.186/.167.

Gathright, 29 in April, spent most of 2009 with Baltimore's Triple A club.  He hit .329/.386/.376 there, swiping 24 bags in 80 games.

The Gathright cut comes as no surprise, as Bastian wrote yesterday that Toronto's final bench spot would probably go to Jeremy Reed or Mike McCoy.


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12 Comments on "Blue Jays Release Joey Gathright"


BravesRed
5 years 5 months ago

This looks to be the end for Gathright. Every single free agent OF is better than him.

gs01
5 years 5 months ago

Shame for Gathright all of that speed, he just never figured out how to make use of it.

ReverendBlack
5 years 5 months ago

Yeah, well. Dude can still jump over cars.

rockiesmagicnumber
5 years 5 months ago

Wooo mike McCoy! Win that roster spot like you’ve won our hearts!

Chris Mitchell
5 years 5 months ago

He could be a pinch runner. Although he’s probably not worth a roster spot until September…

Andy Mc
5 years 5 months ago

you don’t like mike mccoy?

rockiesmagicnumber
5 years 5 months ago

Nope, I don’t like him

I LOVE him.

Andy Mc
5 years 5 months ago

no sarcasm? i’m hoping he makes the jays. why didn’t he ever get the call for CR?

rockiesmagicnumber
5 years 5 months ago

Redundant skillset to Omar Quintanilla. I was the Mike McCoy fan club on Purple Row.

Andy Mc
5 years 5 months ago

cool. he may very well get 350-400 PAs in 2010

bigpat
5 years 5 months ago

I don’t think he’s a very good basestealer though and his offensive skills are just putrid. I don’t see the point in having him as anything other than AAA filler.

Chris Mitchell
5 years 5 months ago

He could be a pinch runner as well. Probably not worth a bench spot except in September though…