Blue Jays Claim Jim Hoey

If the Toronto Blue Jays had a Quadruple A team, their affiliate would be thrilled right now. In addition to acquiring Ben Francisco earlier today, the Blue Jays claimed Minnesota Twins reliever Jim Hoey off waivers.

Despite a 95 miles per hour fastball, Hoey has offered little in the way of value in 61 appearances at the Major League level, walking 12.8% of the batters he’s faced. Although, against right handed batters, he’s fared well in one aspect of the game, striking out 16.7% of the batters he’s faced.