The Blue Jays announced that they have released right-hander Mickey Storey in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for infielder Chris Getz, who has been promoted from Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto announced last night that struggling infielder Ryan Goins had been demoted to Buffalo.
The 28-year-old Storey got off to a poor start at Buffalo this season, allowing four runs on seven hits and five walks in just 3 1/3 innings, but he was excellent at that level in 2013. Last year, Storey posted a 2.56 ERA with 10.6 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 59 2/3 innings of relief for the Bisons — numbers that line up fairly well with his excellent career numbers in Triple-A.
Storey also has Major League experience, as he’s totaled a 4.19 ERA with a strong 40-to-11 K/BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings of work between the Astros and Blue Jays. One knock against Storey could be that his fastball averages between 89 and 90 mph, but that hasn’t prevented him from missing bats at any level.