The latest outright assignments from around MLB…
- The Indians announced that they outrighted Dan Wheeler to Triple-A Columbus. The right-hander, who was designated for assignment over the weekend, must accept the minor league assignment.
- The Blue Jays announced that they outrighted right-hander Trystan Magnuson off of the 40-man roster to the Dunedin Blue Jays (via Sportsnet.ca's Shi Davidi on Twitter). The Blue Jays sent the 26-year-old native of British Columbia to Oakland in the Rajai Davis trade then purchased him back from the A's last offseason. Magnuson has been pitching at Class A Dunedin, where he has a 4.05 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 1.4 BB/9 so far in 2012.
Funny even Beane didn’t want him.
Tampa either.. Had some thoughts they could have brought him back and fixed him again.. they also could have maybe used him. Nieman is down for probably much longer than 6-8 weeks with that fracture in his leg.
Making room so someone can replace Lawrie during his suspension.
Any guesses as to who?
Yan Gomes is my educated guess if it is to replace Lawrie. Richard Griffin already indicated Gomes will be moved onto 40-man if Jays need to callup a backup C or corner infielder.
Gomes makes the most sense, but I have a strong feeling that we’ll be seeing Omar start for the next few days.
Gomes can’t play 3B, so unless they plan on EE at 3rd and dhing Gomes I don’t see that.
What about Bautista to 3B for a few games and Snider to RF. Thames is slugging .394 and is a pretty awful fielder.. I think the starting job for him has to be on the way out.