The latest minor moves from around baseball….
- The Blue Jays outrighted catcher Caleb Joseph to their taxi squad after he cleared waivers, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet tweets. The club designated Joseph for assignment on Sept. 11 and replaced him on its roster with young catcher Alejandro Kirk. The 34-year-old Joseph has taken only nine trips to the plate with the Blue Jays this season, and as a .223/.270/.351 hitter in 1,367 PA, the former Oriole and Diamondback hasn’t posed much of a threat on offense since he debuted in 2014.
- The Indians outrighted Dominic Leone off their 40-man roster after the right-hander cleared waivers, and the team announced that Leone has reported to its alternate training site. Leone was designated for assignment earlier this week. The veteran reliever struggled to an 8.38 ERA over 9 2/3 innings for the Tribe this season, allowing three home runs (for a 2.8 HR/9) over that brief span. While six of Leone’s nine runs allowed came over two disastrous outings against the Royals and Tigers, Leone wasn’t exactly solid otherwise, as he allowed at least one baserunner in all but two of his 12 appearances. On the plus side, Leone did record 16 strikeouts over his 9 2/3 frames.
Can I get an F in the chat?
Why no news on the Dodgers releasing all major league scouts? I have read it from another baseball site.
Dodgers pro scouts got hit with layoffs today. Not sure on the number, but it sounds like the entire department will undergo a pretty drastic change. The Athletic reported that 4-5 were let go.
A catcher that doesn’t? Maybe Cleveland will sign him as they only have 3 on the roster that aren’t hitting right now and could use a fourth…
Jays also traded Justin Miller tonight to the Reds for international cap space.
So much for this being a “rumor” site when the fans hear about the trades before these guys.