Blue Jays Designate Rommie Lewis For Assignment

The Blue Jays have designated left-hander Rommie Lewis for assignment, the team announced.  The move was made to free up a 40-man roster spot in the wake of Toronto's trade for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera in exchange for Vernon Wells.

Lewis, a fourth-round pick of the Orioles in the 2001 draft, made his Major League debut last year after spending nine seasons in Baltimore and Toronto's minor league systems.  The 28-year-old southpaw appeared in 14 games for the Jays, posting a 6.75 ERA and a 7.2 K/9 rate in 18 2/3 relief innings.

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5 Comments on "Blue Jays Designate Rommie Lewis For Assignment"

4 years 7 months ago

He had a good start and then fell apart in that series in Tampa.

4 years 7 months ago

Conversely the Angels now have a 40 man spot open.. I wonder what they will do with it?

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 7 months ago

Pick up Rommie Lewis.

4 years 7 months ago

Does that mean Napoli will be their full time first baseman?

4 years 7 months ago

Noo! This is the other shoe to drop from that trade :(

I think Napoli, JPA, Lind and EE go into a 4 way time share for C/1B/DH, with Lind getting some time off against lefties.