The Blue Jays announced they’ve selected the contract of infielder Breyvic Valera. Lefty Nick Allgeyer was designated for assignment to open 40-man roster space.
Valera will be making his first major league appearance since 2019. He tallied 138 plate appearances between 2017-19 with five different clubs, compiling a .223/.294/.298 line with one home run. Valera missed all of last season when the pandemic prevented him from being able to leave his native Venezuela to report to the team. The Jays passed him through waivers this spring and he’s spent the year at Triple-A, hitting a robust .313/.406/.460 with more walks than strikeouts over 180 trips to the plate.
Allgeyer got his first big league call in May, working a scoreless inning of relief. He’s otherwise spent the campaign at Triple-A. Across eleven appearances (six starts), the 25-year-old has tossed 45 1/3 innings of 4.37 ERA ball. While Allgeyer has struck out opposing hitters at a decent 23% clip, he’s also issued walks to an alarming 12.9% of batters faced.
The Jays will have a week to trade Allgeyer or expose him to waivers. He’s never been a premium prospect, but he has a generally solid minor league resume and still has a pair of option years remaining beyond this season. That could intrigue another team with room to stash Allgeyer on the back on the 40-man roster.
Showcase for a trade?
I hope so!!
More likely extra guy for a doubleheader today
I was hoping for Biggio, plus, plus for Jose Ramirez!!
Biggio plus plus for a starter or closer before a ramirez deal.
Lol that plus is going to have to be Moreno and a top arm
I’m assuming it’s just because he’s an easy guy to DFA. Otherwise Kevin Smith probably could’ve got the promotion instead.
No one can say he’s a quitter, 11 years in the minors and 121 AB’s in the majors over three years.
Impressive walks to strikeout numbers, I can see why he gets his shots. 3 HRS IN his first 5 years, 5 HR overall in his first 8 minor league seasons, not so impressive.
Still can’t believe they DFA’d Joel Payamps.
yeah that one was a head scratcher to me
This totally looks like a 40 man purge to bring in people by the deadline.
Allgeyer&Payamps to bring up an extra infielder that they don’t need.
They must have some things going.
I think that there will be lots of changes on their active roster.
Golfisgreat, the BlueJays mgmt hopefully have other things brewing. Big things like a closer and upgrading a couple of starters. Or it could be about a body for the double header and the busy week ahead.
What’s the common denominator when it comes to golf?
It’s the thing that everyone, athletes included do when their teams get knocked out.
Golf is the worst!
I agree that they need a closer, one with at least an extra year of control.
The extra 40 man drops make me think that their top guys in the system are not in play.
Waiting for Joel Peterson to wail about him never getting a chance in St Louis and that Mozeliak is the worst gm in history for letting him go.
Perhaps Valera can play left field. Gurriel Jr is a butcher out there.
Getaway day in Buffalo today for the Rangers. Problem is they sent their bats ahead of the hitters…
Why don’t they DFA Dolis already? He is painful to watch.