Jesse Litsch Elects Free Agency

Right-hander Jesse Litsch has elected free agency instead of accepting an outright assignment to the minor leagues, the Blue Jays announced. The team reinstated Litsch from the 60-day disabled list today at which point he elected free agency.

Left-hander Aaron Laffey and right-handers Shawn Hill, Bobby Korecky and Scott Richmond also elected free agency, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports (on Twitter). The Blue Jays had outrighted Hill, Korecky and Laffey last week.

Litsch missed the entire 2012 season due to injuries. He experienced a "career threatening" shoulder infection early in the year and underwent biceps surgery in June. The 27-year-old pitched 75 innings in 2011, posting a 4.44 ERA with 7.9 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9. In five MLB seasons he has a 4.16 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9. Litsch earned $975K in 2012 and would have been under team control through 2013.


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10 Comments on "Jesse Litsch Elects Free Agency"


$22264602
2 years 10 months ago

So long cheese puff… *Tear*

BradyAndersonsSideburns
2 years 10 months ago

rosiest cheeks in baseball!

2 years 10 months ago

Maybe he can go back to being the batboy of the Rays.

$22264602
2 years 10 months ago

He could hit 7th for the Rays

Lunchbox45
2 years 10 months ago

or the rays would turn him in to an elite all star closer

$22264602
2 years 10 months ago

Also a very likely outcome.

john12121212
2 years 10 months ago

Yikes. Good riddance.

Lunchbox45
2 years 10 months ago

he did have that one good year that one time

sourbob
2 years 10 months ago

There should be a button you can push that can auto generate a post saying “[discarded player with some signs of hope in his past] might be a good pickup for [my depth-starved team.]”

Not that anyone saying that in this case would necessarily be incorrect, mind you.

FanInWhite
2 years 10 months ago

With as long as the Jays have stuck with this guy i’m kind of disappointed with his decision. Not really sad to see him go though.