The Blue Jays have signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). The slugger will report to the club's Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
Cust, 33, was cut loose by the Yankees on Wednesday after signing a minor league deal with the club back in March. The designated hitter/corner outfielder posted a .249/.400/.475 slash line with 20 homers, 81 walks, and 127 plate appearances for Scranton Wilkes-Barre this year.
There is no way that is accurate. 20 HR in 46 AB with 81 walks? 127 must be RBI strikeouts, most likely strikeouts.
My bad, should be 127 strikeouts in 98 games.
‘Roids and a corked bat do wonders.
Manny Ramirez agrees with this.
Cust has always been a three true outcomes guy.
This goes prefect with we swing for the fences, no singles here lol
he would go perfect with Dwayne Murphy’s hitting approach
Sounds like a poor man’s Adam Dunn.
127 = K
You know how many HRs he’s hit in the minors? 225. That’s, like, a lot.
Not a bad pick up, some good power there.
For sure, I’ve been surprised that he hasn’t been brought up, his career obp is .374 and he has some power. Sure he strikes out alot and his average is low, but he gets on base and I think would be better than some of the players the yankees have been using at dh.
Serge Jays Fan
Hi! Ya All! I think it is just a Minor League Depth Move, because the Blue Jays recalled a few players in the past few days after trading Travis Snider and Eric Thames, so They had to recalled a few players to replace Them. Take care.
P.S Maybe I am wrong with all this, but it seems it is to replace player who was just recalled to the Big Club. Ciao!!!!
He’s the Crash Davis of our time. I thought he might get a call when A-Rod went down, just to get a power bat up. He draws walks as well as anyone, hits tons of homers, but is the undisputed champeen at Strikeouts. In one 3 year stint with the A’s he hit 84 homers, drove in 229, walked 309, and K’ed 546 times, all to a .241 average. The guy has a .374 lifetime OBP in the majors. I can live with that despite the warts. There must be more than meets the eye here. Some team should have MUST have needed him more than this.
81 walks and 20 HRs in 127 plate appearances???!!! That is definitely better than an .875 OPS. Something is amiss.