The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Juan Abreu off of waivers from Houston. The Astros, who announced the deal in a press release, had designated Abreu for assignment on Tuesday.
Abreu appeared in seven games for the Astros last year, but has spent the entire 2012 season at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 27-year-old has a 7.09 ERA with 10.6 K/9 and 6.7 BB/9 in 45 2/3 innings for the RedHawks this year. He has struck out more than one batter per inning in seven seasons as a professional, but has a high walk rate of 5.6 BB/9.
Depth move for the AAA team, odds are he doesn’t pitch in the bigs.
Blue Jays 2012: The Search for Arms… continues!
Can he hit?
OMG AA is the BEST GM evar!
What a move!
More K’s than innings pitched, that’s good. Maybe they see him as a good middle to end bullpen arm?
He joined the Blue Jays,,, now son, get ready for arm problems and eventually Tommy John. Thats how the Jays system rolls
This is just organization filer that is all. Never pitches in majors