We’ll track Tuesday’s minor moves from around the league here…
- The Blue Jays announced that right-hander Javy Guerra cleared waivers and has been assigned outright to Triple-A Buffalo. He’d have had the option to reject the assignment in favor of free agency, but it seems he’ll instead remain in the organization and bide his time in the minors while he awaits another crack at the MLB level. The 33-year-old veteran pitched in nine games for Toronto before being designated for assignment last week, posting a 5.40 ERA with a 12-to-4 K/BB ratio in a total of 10 innings. Guerra had success with the Dodgers early in his career and was even their closer for much of his rookie season back in 2011, but he’s struggled in the Majors for most of the past half decade. In 223 1/3 inning as a big leaguer, he owns a 3.51 ERA with 7.4 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, 0.6 HR/9 and 31 saves.
I wonder if the Blue Jays decision to raise minor league pay by 50% had anything to do with Guerra’s decision to remain in the organization.
He probably liked his chances of getting back up there, vs finding another taker. The system wide minors increase I wouldn’t think would be a factor with him. He signed as a FA and would have negotiated his salary. The increase affects the draftees that really have no say in their salary.
Also, once the Blue Jays tell you you’re not good enough to be on their team, chances of picking up somewhere else are probably diminished…
Tom E. Snyder
…since no one claimed him on waivers.
Yeah, that too! (laffing)