Jays claim pitcher Zac Rosscup from Mariners, DFA Cordero

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.

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation

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