Blue Jays Claim Darin Mastroianni, Designate Kenny Wilson

The Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Darin Mastroianni off waivers from the Twins, the club announced via press release. To make room on the 40-man roster, Toronto designated fellow outfielder Kenny Wilson for assignment.

Mastroianni originally came to Minnesota from the Jays via waiver claim in February of 2012, as Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press notes on Twitter. The 28-year-old has not produced much in limited MLB time since,: he possesses a .220/.228/.295 career line, virtually all of which has come with the Twins. Mastroianni is known for his ability to get on base: he has a lifetime .372 OBP at both the Double-A and Triple-A level, having spent parts of four seasons at each.

Wilson, 24, has yet to see time in the bigs or the highest level of the minors. He is off to a slow start at Double-A (.210/.239/.306 in 68 plate appearances) after putting up a .259/.333/.375 line with 16 stolen bases in 242 plate appearances in his first stint at that level last year. Wilson opened the year at the 22nd spot on Baseball America’s list of the team’s prospects. The speedy center fielder is said to have starter upside if he can translate his tools into production.

10 Responses to Blue Jays Claim Darin Mastroianni, Designate Kenny Wilson Leave a Reply

  1. alexamato 1 year ago

    I like this move; Solid 4th/5th OF

  2. rxbrgr 1 year ago

    Shame for the Twins, they were hoping to stash him again. Wouldn’t have had to lose him if Bartlett had filed for retirement sooner.

    • mmiller54 1 year ago

      not a shame at all… this guy doesn’t belong on an MLB bench.

  3. Joe Orsatti 1 year ago

    I can’t believe that the twins made no attempt whatsoever to trade Darin, if its a 24 hour waiver period, then the Twins had 9 days left to try and flip him for cash or something, now he’s walking for nothing.

  4. 7leven 1 year ago

    this is a good pick up, I wonder if he will see time with the jays in the near future, esp where Sierra does not play centerfield?

    • Sierra is not going anywhere anytime soon, especially since he has no minor league options remaining. Darin is being brought in to provide depth at CF, and to preferably leave Gose at AAA in case the Jays need to spell a break for Rasmus here and there. Probs best to leave Gose marinating in AAA as much as possible this year.

  5. Harv Harvey 1 year ago

    maybe he works well with the Blue Jays

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