Blue Jays Sign Jack Cust

The Blue Jays have signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter).  The slugger will report to the club's Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.

Cust, 33, was cut loose by the Yankees on Wednesday after signing a minor league deal with the club back in March.  The designated hitter/corner outfielder posted a .249/.400/.475 slash line with 20 homers, 81 walks, and 127 plate appearances for Scranton Wilkes-Barre this year.


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19 Comments on "Blue Jays Sign Jack Cust"


Jeff Miller
2 years 11 months ago

There is no way that is accurate. 20 HR in 46 AB with 81 walks? 127 must be RBI strikeouts, most likely strikeouts.

Rick Yu
2 years 11 months ago

My bad, should be 127 strikeouts in 98 games.

formerdraftpick
2 years 11 months ago

‘Roids and a corked bat do wonders.

KoyieHill
2 years 11 months ago

Manny Ramirez agrees with this.

Casey McLain
2 years 11 months ago

Cust has always been a three true outcomes guy.

john12121212
2 years 11 months ago

This goes prefect with we swing for the fences, no singles here lol

KB
2 years 11 months ago

he would go perfect with Dwayne Murphy’s hitting approach

diehardmets
2 years 11 months ago

Sounds like a poor man’s Adam Dunn.

Bob Stuart
2 years 11 months ago

127 = K

Phenomenal Smith
2 years 11 months ago

You know how many HRs he’s hit in the minors? 225. That’s, like, a lot.

Howard
2 years 11 months ago

Not a bad pick up, some good power there.

LazerTown
2 years 11 months ago

For sure, I’ve been surprised that he hasn’t been brought up, his career obp is .374 and he has some power. Sure he strikes out alot and his average is low, but he gets on base and I think would be better than some of the players the yankees have been using at dh.

Serge Jays Fan
2 years 11 months ago

Hi! Ya All! I think it is just a Minor League Depth Move, because the Blue Jays recalled a few players in the past few days after trading Travis Snider and Eric Thames, so They had to recalled a few players to replace Them. Take care.
P.S Maybe I am wrong with all this, but it seems it is to replace player who was just recalled to the Big Club. Ciao!!!!

JoeSeadog
2 years 11 months ago

He’s the Crash Davis of our time. I thought he might get a call when A-Rod went down, just to get a power bat up. He draws walks as well as anyone, hits tons of homers, but is the undisputed champeen at Strikeouts. In one 3 year stint with the A’s he hit 84 homers, drove in 229, walked 309, and K’ed 546 times, all to a .241 average. The guy has a .374 lifetime OBP in the majors. I can live with that despite the warts. There must be more than meets the eye here. Some team should have MUST have needed him more than this.

Bret Wask
2 years 11 months ago

81 walks and 20 HRs in 127 plate appearances???!!! That is definitely better than an .875 OPS. Something is amiss.

KB
2 years 11 months ago

gose, davis, sierra are fine.

Jaysfan724
2 years 11 months ago

Jack Cust probably isn’t even going to see the majors, it’s a depth move while a lot of AAA guys are up with the major club. Even still, he isn’t crowding anything…he’s not apart of the long run.

Howard
2 years 11 months ago

I think Gose needs more time, too. He seems a little lost at the plate. Can’t bunt well, and keeps striking out.

ice_hawk10
2 years 11 months ago

define “fine”.

i mean they’re ok on defense maybe (gose really good, sierra average, davis below), but at the plate there is barely an average mlb bat between them. gose has looked really bad and even though its SSS he really needs to go down when jose is healthy before he loses confidence and runs the risk of acquiring bad habits. sierra is probably ready for the bigs, but realistically is probably just another thames/gomes/cooper type bat that will find its way to a bench on a good team. davis… well hes another guy you’d rather have on your bench unless he’s facing a lefty.