The Blue Jays have designated left-hander Rommie Lewis for assignment, the team announced. The move was made to free up a 40-man roster spot in the wake of Toronto's trade for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera in exchange for Vernon Wells.
Lewis, a fourth-round pick of the Orioles in the 2001 draft, made his Major League debut last year after spending nine seasons in Baltimore and Toronto's minor league systems. The 28-year-old southpaw appeared in 14 games for the Jays, posting a 6.75 ERA and a 7.2 K/9 rate in 18 2/3 relief innings.
He had a good start and then fell apart in that series in Tampa.
Conversely the Angels now have a 40 man spot open.. I wonder what they will do with it?
Pick up Rommie Lewis.
Does that mean Napoli will be their full time first baseman?
Noo! This is the other shoe to drop from that trade 🙁
I think Napoli, JPA, Lind and EE go into a 4 way time share for C/1B/DH, with Lind getting some time off against lefties.