Twins Claim Kenny Wilson From Blue Jays

The Twins have claimed outfielder Kenny Wilson off waivers from the Blue Jays, the club announced. Wilson, 24, has yet to see MLB action.

Interestingly enough, Wilson hit the waiver wire after being designated for assignment by the Jays in order to make room for the claim of fellow outfielder Darin Mastroianni from Minnesota. In effect, then, the clubs swapped the two players.

In Wilson, Minnesota is adding a toolsy player with upside who seemingly still needs some time to develop. The 22nd ranked prospect in the Jays system entering the year, according to Baseball America, Wilson has not yet mastered Double-A. He started there this year after a solid (if unspectacular) run in his first go at that level at age 23. According to the Twins’ announcement, Wilson will begin his time with the Twins at that level as well.


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7 Comments on "Twins Claim Kenny Wilson From Blue Jays"


Baseball Realism
1 year 4 months ago

Wouldn’t it have been easier with less paper work to just trade them

WindsorJaysFan
1 year 4 months ago

Justbaseballthings

CrisE
1 year 4 months ago

Mastro hasn’t been the same since the ankle injury. I hope that if MIN is hanging on to another glove-first, low-offense CF in the minors Wilson can at least run around and look the part.

burnboll
1 year 4 months ago

When you’re toolsy, is that when you have a great physique but can’t hit sh.. Or is it the other way around, you’re a bit undeveloped, perhaps rotund ( like Matt carpenter was and Bartolommeo Colon is) but have great swing, timing and all that jazz?

CrisE
1 year 4 months ago

Tools are not skills. Any idiot can have a whole box full of tools and not be able to do anything. You should see my garage…