The Blue Jays release three prospects, including two that were involved in the Ryan Borucki and Eric Sogard trades

The month of March is the worst when it comes to releasing minor league prospects.

On Wednesday, the Jays released three prospects, two of which are notable as they were involved in trades for two big leaguers. Let’s start with the prospect that signed a minor league deal.
Thomas Ruwe:
The 6’9, 225 lb right-handed reliever was one of the latest casualties in the roster trim. The 27-year-old (who was 26 in 2022) spent time between High-A and Double-A last season.
In 34.2 innings pitched, he posted a 4.41 ERA and had a 31.3 K% and a 19.4 BB%. He dominated with the Vancouver Canadians, posting a 2.11 ERA in 21.1 innings pitched, but struggled upon his promotion to New Hampshire. In Double-A, he had an 8.10 ERA with a 24.7 BB% and a 26 BB%.
His size makes him an intriguing prospect, so I wouldn’t be surprised if another team takes a flyer on him at some point this season.
Edisson Gonzalez:
The Blue Jays weren’t a good team in 2019. However, big leaguer Eric Sogard was a surprising bright spot for the team, as he slashed .300/.363/.477 with 10 homers (by far a career high) in 287 plate appearances.
At the 2019 deadline, the Jays traded him to a division rival, the Tampa Bay Rays, for two players to be named later.  Sogard had another 400 plate appearances in the next two seasons but eventually fell out of the sport before re-emerging and playing in the World Baseball C …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

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