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.

14 Responses to Blue Jays Designate Brian Tallet For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. iains 4 years ago

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

  2. ARodinyourPujols 4 years ago

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

  3. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Last night was quite the swan song.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

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

      Call up brad mills to close !

  4. AJCBE 4 years ago

    *Removes revolver from mouth*

  5. Howard Schumann 4 years ago

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

    • 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. 

  6. Patrick Beliveau 4 years ago

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

    • 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 4 years ago

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

  7. vilifyingforce 4 years 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.

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