Blue Jays Designate Dana Eveland For Assignment

The Blue Jays designated Dana Eveland for assignment, reports MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.  If he clears waivers, Eveland says that he will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The lefty was pitching successfully until he faced the Red Sox on May 11th.  Prior to that, the 26-year-old had a 3.82 ERA in six outings.  However, he has a 16.39 ERA in his last three starts.  

This marks the second time that Eveland has been designated for assignment in 2010 as the A's DFA'd the hurler back in February.  Prior to being acquired by Toronto, the Diamondbacks and Mariners were reportedly interested in his services.


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13 Comments on "Blue Jays Designate Dana Eveland For Assignment"


5 years 2 months ago

Feel bad for the guy but he was BRUTAL his last 5 starts. With Zep and Litsch coming back (both getting LIT UP in AAA); this move was a no-brainer. Even Tallet had more success than Eveland. Bring on the Drabek, Alvarez, Stewart, Jenkins era.

5 years 2 months ago

Extra tidbit from Bastian:

“If he clears waivers, Eveland said he is fine with going to Triple-A Las Vegas. Called the Jays the best organization he’s been with.”

Roll Fizzlebeef
5 years 2 months ago

We’ll always have April 2010, Dana.

Aquamelli
5 years 2 months ago

I sure hope he clears waivers… Id like to see him develop into a good pitcher – and I’m sure that he can become that in Vegas.

Good Luck Dana

Aquamelli
5 years 2 months ago

Be interesting to see who gets called up – Zep and Litsch have been down right awful in their rehab assignments.

Brad Mills… ?

5 years 2 months ago

actually, Litsch didn’t get “lit up” in Vegas, he pitched well for six innings and gave out in the seventh – likely a case of being left in too long. Zep, however, is still showing a ton of rust (albeit in only two starts yet).

iains
5 years 2 months ago

I’m hoping they bring Tristan Magnusen up for a look.

dizzle4
5 years 2 months ago

David Purcey will get the call-up to work in the bullpen. link to twitter.com

iains
5 years 2 months ago

Word is Purcey has been recalled

Roll Fizzlebeef
5 years 2 months ago

According to the twitter of Barry Davis of Rogers Sportsnet, David Purcey has been recalled from Las Vegas to fill in for the departed Mr. Eveland until Brian Tallet is ready to go.

qudjy1
5 years 2 months ago

I hope AZ claims him.

Garafraxaguy
5 years 2 months ago

He started the season with such promise. I hope he clears waivers and goes to AAA where he can hopefully put it together.

Aquamelli
5 years 2 months ago

I will call it Vegas – if you don’t like that, then don’t read what I post