Why didn’t he just tag him?

The Toronto Blue Jays have released David Cooper. Cooper hit .300/.324/.464 in 145 plate appearances with Toronto last season, but will probably be best remembered for attempting to race Omar Infante to first base, never bothering to tag him out, but running with the ball in his throwing hand.

In semi-related news, the Detroit Tigers have released Brennan Boesch. Yes, it’s a bad day for left handed batters that can’t hit.