3:15pm: Buchholz is indeed headed to the IL, TSN’s Scott Mitchell tweets. The team says Buchholz has shoulder inflammation, though the righty had told Mitchell earlier that he was dealing with a minor lat issue.
3:01pm: The Blue Jays are making a series of roster moves today, as Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports on Twitter. The club will select the contract of reliever Javy Guerra, adding him to the 40-man and active rosters. Also coming up to the big leagues is outfielder Jonathan Davis.
Outfielder Socrates Brito was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Reliever Thomas Pannone was optioned yesterday, creating an additional active roster opening. He’s still on hand, however, in case Clay Buchholz requires a stint on the injured list. (Buchholz has been scratched from his start tonight.)
This’ll be Guerra’s second stint with the Jays this year. He was designated for assignment after working to a 5.40 ERA with 12 strikeouts and four walks in ten innings.
Davis, who is nearing his 27th birthday, struggled in his MLB debut last year but has been excellent thus far in 2019 at Triple-A. In 67 plate appearances, he’s slashing .306/.493/.633 with four home runs and a shiny mix of 16 walks against 13 strikeouts.
As for Brito, the Jays gave him a run after claiming him from the Diamondbacks early in the year. The 26-year-old has not impressed, producing a ghastly .077/.163/.128 slash and 17 strikeouts in 43 trips to the plate.
Brito to the Giants?
He is in no way capable of playing in MLB in any capacity. He cannot hit, has no urgency to his game and is very careless.
You’d be better off signing retired pro wrestler Gino Brito Jr to a contract.
Davis has earned it. He deserves a shot on this team and this organization. Hopefully he is a defensive upgrade in CF and hope he hits his way into the lineup.
Buchholz to the IL? shocking. said no one ever.
Actually, it would be his first trip to the IL. The other stints were on the DL. 😉
Socrates. Another great name. Bill and Ted liked it too
Need a picture of Socrates Brito reading Plato’s Crito…
I would buy that.
What has Brito done to deserve this
The Jays received Brito via trade from the Padres for Rodrigo Orozco.
The Padres claimed Brito off waivers from the Diamondbacks.
The Padres turned a waiver claim into a switch-hitting centerfield prospect. #Prelling
Brito can’t hit, period. This should have happened weeks ago. Same with Pannone. Useless to a team that wants to win.
Let’s hope Davis can make the bat work.
Buckholz was never going to work well here.
Atkins is being forced to make good decisions.
It will be interesting to see how they handle the starting pitcher situation since they are two starters short, and Buffalo has nobody worthy of a callup except for maybe the lefty knuckleballer. They need a pitching shakeup in AAA.