Roster transactions galore! With the Rule 5 draft around the corner, the Blue Jays had to add some guys to the roster and they also had to remove some guys as well. If you like minor transactions, well, today is your day.
First, we have the pre-Rule 5 draft roster shuffle. The deadline to add players to the 40-man roster to not be exposed to the Rule 5 draft was tonight, and the Jays have opted to protect Santiago Espinal and Thomas Hatch. Getting removed from the 40-man in place of those two are Justin Shafer and Tim Mayza.
We’ve made the following moves to our 40-man roster. pic.twitter.com/Ohte8DGcIw
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 20, 2019
Nothing here is all too surprising. Shafer is a pretty solid arm, but, at 27 years old, he hasn’t yet established himself at the Major League level. There’s a pretty good chance he can slip through waivers, as he already has once before. Mayza was inevitably going to be outrighted, as he’s going to miss the next two seasons after suffering a gruesome arm injury.
I thought we might see Breyvic Valera removed from the 40-man over Mayza, especially with Espinal, …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation