Blue Jays Designate Dana Eveland For Assignment

The Blue Jays designated Dana Eveland for assignment, reports'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.

13 Responses to Blue Jays Designate Dana Eveland For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. Roll Fizzlebeef 5 years ago

    We’ll always have April 2010, Dana.

  4. Aquamelli 5 years 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

  5. Aquamelli 5 years ago

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

    Brad Mills… ?

  6. 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).

  7. iains 5 years ago

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

  8. dizzle4 5 years ago

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

  9. iains 5 years ago

    Word is Purcey has been recalled

  10. Roll Fizzlebeef 5 years 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.

  11. qudjy1 5 years ago

    I hope AZ claims him.

  12. Garafraxaguy 5 years ago

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

  13. Aquamelli 5 years ago

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

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