Blue Jays Designate Brian Tallet For Assignment

Brian Tallet's return to Toronto couldn't have gone much worse. The left-hander, who suited up for the Blue Jays from 2006-10, returned to Toronto's roster this summer, only to spend time on the disabled list then give up the game tying and winning runs in his only appearance for the Jays.

Less than 24 hours after serving up a walk-off win for the Orioles, Tallet is off of the roster. The Blue Jays announced that they have designated him for assignment to create roster space for Carlos Villanueva, who is returning to the active roster from a stint on the disabled list with a right forearm strain.

In 13 1/3 innings for the Cardinals and Blue Jays this year, Tallet has a 9.45 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 4.7 BB/9. He was effective against left-handed hitters in 2010, but missed time this year with a broken left hand and then a right intercostal strain. Trever Miller, another former Blue Jay who returned to Toronto in the Colby Rasmus deal, suffered the same fate as Tallet, getting designated earlier in the month.


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14 Comments on "Blue Jays Designate Brian Tallet For Assignment"


iains
3 years 11 months ago

 Hmm.. I wonder if last night’s extra innings disaster had anything to do with it?

grant77
3 years 11 months ago

He almost did better then expected, no home runs!

3 years 11 months ago

He only got one out though.  Who knows what he could have done with the full inning?

3 years 11 months ago

And his one out was thanks to Robert Andino inexplicably bunting with two strikes (and of course it landed foul)

ARodinyourPujols
3 years 11 months ago

Nice seeing you, again, Brian. Thanks for the disaster last night and the many other memories the past few years.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 11 months ago

Last night was quite the swan song.

Lunchbox45
3 years 11 months ago

Still, its all about that protected 1st round pick in next years draft..

Call up brad mills to close !

AJCBE
3 years 11 months ago

*Removes revolver from mouth*

Howard Schumann
3 years 11 months ago

At least, they have the courage to act quickly and do the right thing. Can Shawn Camp be far behind?

3 years 11 months ago

they won’t designate him. Camp actually has some value, but perhaps he should be moved to a 6th or 7th inning role until he figures his s–t out. 

Patrick Beliveau
3 years 11 months ago

Surprising that PJ Walters is the only one of the 3 RP’s in the deal still on the team…

3 years 11 months ago

Well Tallet and Miller were roster spot and salary dumps more than anything. Walters is still controllable so he should be around the organization for a while.

vilifyingforce
3 years 11 months ago

The trick is to just never pitch. He only has one appearance as a Jay.

vilifyingforce
3 years 11 months ago

Soon as I seen Tallet last night I got nauseous. It was like they were daring Tallet to prove himself. Throwing him of all people out there in an extra inning game when the strike zone had been pretty tight all night. Would have rather seen McCoy pitch again.