The Blue Jays announced they’ve designated reliever Tyler Chatwood for assignment. The move creates roster space for José Berríos, who was acquired in a deadline blockbuster from the Twins this afternoon.
Toronto can technically trade Chatwood within the next two hours, but it seems likelier he’ll be waived and then cut loose — either via release or rejection of an outright assignment. Either way, Chatwood would be entitled to the remainder of his $3MM salary.
The Jays hoped that a bullpen conversion would help Chatwood unlock some success. He’s long intrigued teams with his quality stuff, but consistency has eluded him. That was again the case in 2021, as the righty has only managed a 5.46 ERA/4.51 SIERA across 28 innings of work.