Mike McCoy, we hardly knew ye.
Because it never stops, the Jays have made even more roster moves today!
It’s not entirely unexpected, as today, you may not be aware, is the last day to add players to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from selection in next month’s Rule V draft.
Per a team release, the club has added a pair of New Hampshire Fisher Cats, SS Ryan Goins and C AJ Jimenez, to the 40-man, while designating Mike McCoy, Mike McDade and Corey Wade for assignment. Following the D’ing FA of Joel Carreno yesterday, and the addition of Melky Cabrera, the club now has a full 40-man roster.
It’s not a sure thing that the Jays are going to lose these guys– some might sneak through waivers, especially with other clubs filling their rosters in anticipation of the Rule V, or some may already be earmarked for deals– but it’s going to expose them, at the very least. Not that it matters. In fact, it may present a nice opportunity for McCoy, the seemingly-eternal yo-yo guy, racking up frequent flyer miles between Las Vegas and Toronto. According to Pro Sports Transactions, McCoy was sent down, then called back up, eleven times over the course of his three seasons here.
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Did Eric Thames just reveal the Jays’ upcoming roster move before the club got a chance to?
Well… I mean… it’s not like he gives a shit about keeping the Jays’ secrets anymore, is it?
Sierra, it should be noted, was already on the 40-man.
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Per a Jays team release, the club has sent Sam “maybe the best overall stuff in our organization” Dyson back to New Hampshire in order to recall versatile corner infielder/catcher/swing-out-of-his-socks-er/celebrating-his-25th-birthday-today-er Yan Gomes.
The move is necessitated, of course, by the untimely death of Brett Lawrie, which occurred yesterday in an ill-placed and improperly-fenced camera pit at a joke stadium in the Bronx. Though, it seems as though his resurrection may be closer at hand than it looked on first blush.
For anyone who saw the incident– and if you somehow haven’t, check the animated GIF at Getting Blanked– or nodded along while reading that Lawrie said afterwards that “it just felt like someone took a bat and crushed me in the back of the leg,” that’s pretty fucking remarkable.
Of course, it’s not like the Jays couldn’t use an extra bat regardless, seeing as I’m pretty sure they had been employing the rather unorthodox 45-man bullpen of late.
Image via Tom Szczerbowski/Getty.
In a move that, for some reason, seems to be making people really angry, the Blue Jays have acquired Triple-A catcher Paul Phillips from Milwaukee in exchange for cash. Or so says Brewers Media Relations director Mike Vassallo…
I think our old friend the Tao probably hits the nail on the head…
So… there’s that. If Gomes isn’t heading back down to be d’Arnaud’s backup anytime soon, they needed someone there who’ll be able to catch if d’Arnaud gets hurt or gets called up to fill in for an injured Arencibia. The only other catcher on the Vegas roster is Luis Hurtado, who appears to be some kind of a roving emergency catcher for the Jays, having played just one game for Vegas this year, and twelve last year, split between Vancouver, Lansing, Dunedin and Vegas. The fuck?