Here are the day’s minor moves:
- The Blue Jays have outrighted outfielder Ezequiel Carrera to Triple-A, Ben Nicholson-Smith reports on Twitter. The 28-year-old was recently designated for assignment after seeing his role taken by trade acquisition Ben Revere. Over 164 plate appearances for Toronto this season, Carrera owns a solid .279/.327/.374 with three home runs and two stolen bases. That represents his most significant big league action since his rookie campaign.
- Angels reliever Vinnie Pestano has also cleared waivers and been outrighted, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez tweets. The recently-designated, 30-year-old righty has tossed 11 2/3 innings of 5.40 ERA pitching on the year, though he has had more success in the past. Over 202 2/3 career frames, he’s allowed just under three earned per nine. While he’s continued to strike out better than ten batters per nine, control issues (6.2 BB/9) have limited Pestano’s effectiveness this season.
Find it odd that Toronto DFA’d a guy who was putting up nearly equal numbers to the guy they paid 2 decent prospects to acquire and may end up having to pay around 6m in arbitration the 2016 season, who has had more than 20 XBH in his 6Y career 1 time.. Nice going there.. This guy isn’t even at Omar Moreno level at stealing bases.. I could understand if he was getting 60-90SB’s every year, but last year he stole 49 (career high) and this year he is at 24. Doesn’t look like he’s going to get near that mark to account for that .330 OBP that gets put up year in and out.
I never did see what was so glitz about a lead off hitter that doesn’t get on base. Stick him 9th? Maybe, but pay the guy 6m in (arbitration wise for pay scale) the 5th year? No chance.
Revere’s better on the bases and probably better on defense. Good range matters more than the bad arm.
I understand his defense is pretty decent, it’s the rest of the game, projected against how much he’s going to cost starting next season. Was serious in approximating his salry for 2016. Can see his begining at around 6m, possibly more. Is AA going to be comfortable paying him that for what he produces?
revere hits 9th for us. lol. Hes a .300 hitter getting on infront of this scary top of the order. Big upgrade
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Why not have him get on infront them as the No. 1 hitter? They have less opportunities to drive him in since he gets less at bats in the 9 hole
That’s old school methodology. Realistically, a leadoff man only actually leads off an inning once a game. Good to have him at the bottom and then the mashers all after that.
Zeke is a capable fourth outfielder and may very well return to the 25-man in the coming days to work in that role once the team reverts to a 7-man bullpen. But what he lacks is experience and it’s been a problem in several plays he’s been involved in. It’s cost the Jays games (July 3 vs the Tigers, e.g.). The triple-play base-running fiasco might’ve been the final nail in the coffin for Zeke, and AA would probably rather pay extra for Revere’s solid outfield work.
Now to be fair, he’s improved a lot but as Donaldson would say, “this isn’t the try league.”