According to today’s media notes, left handed reliever David Purcey has been designated for assignment, meaning that the Toronto Blue Jays will have ten days to decide what they want to do with him. Purcey is out of options and must pass through waivers if the team attempts to send him down to Triple A.
Taking his place on the active roster is right handed reliever Casey Janssen, while southpaw Brad Mills is also getting the call up from Las Vegas, taking the place of the injured Rajai Davis, who was put on the Disabled List prior to last night’s game.
After what seemed like a breakthrough year in 2010, Purcey was reintroduced to the command problems that plagued him during his previous short stints in the big leagues. He walked four of the 14 batters he faced this season, while giving up three hits and collecting only three strikeouts.
The addition of two relievers to the lineup likely has a lot to do with last night’s bullpen marathon in which six relievers combined to throw over 100 pitches. The newly signed DeWayne Wise is a likely candidate to be brought up following the series with the Mariners or once the Jays return home after their four game set with the Red Sox.