The Blue Jays have claimed utility guy Breyvic Valera off of waivers from the San Diego Padres AND they’ve added LHP Bryan Baker, infielder Patrick Kivlehan, and outfielder Josh Palacios to the 60-man pool.
Valera has had an incredible tour of the league over the past couple of years. He was one of the players sent from the Dodgers to the Orioles for Manny Machado, then he got purchased by the Giants, then he got claimed off of waivers by the Yankees, then he got claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays, then he got claimed off of waivers by the Padres, and now he’s back in Toronto.
He played in five games for the Blue Jays late in September of 2019 when rosters expanded, so I wouldn’t blame you for not remembering him. Over 54 Major League games, Valera has slashed a .223/.294/.298 line, but his .303/.389/.480 line in Triple-A in 2019 makes him an interesting name to take a flyer on.
And then we have the other three guys getting added to the pool.
I suspect that this is something we’ll see a fair amount around the league as teams navigate COVID-19. A player …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation