Growing more and more desperate for pitching, the Toronto Blue Jays have claimed lefty reliever Zac Rosscup from the Seattle Mariners.
OFFICIAL: We’ve claimed LHP Zac Rosscup off waivers from the @Mariners and designated RHP Jimmy Cordero for assignment.
In 19 games this season, Rosscup has a 3.21 ERA with 20 strikeouts. pic.twitter.com/42CY5fN4wZ
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 23, 2019
The 31-year-old has been in and out of the minors since 2013, making his debut with the Chicago Cubs. A total of 79.2 innings pitched in his career, with a 4.86 ERA and a 1.556 WHIP.
This season with the Mariners, Rosscup has a total of 14 innings under his belt, pitching a career-high 3.21 ERA but a 1.929 WHIP. His current strikeout rate sits at a 12.9 K/9, but with a 9 BB/9 to contrast that.
Another left-handed option out of the bullpen could excite some of the handedness-lovers, but Rosscup might not be a Jay for long — depending on his performance.
The resulting move is Jimmy Cordero being DFA’d to the Bisons, after he was called-up just this week and pitched 1.1 innings.
Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation