There’s a new catcher joining the Blue Jays — it just isn’t the one you were probably hoping for.
The Blue Jays announced today that they’ve optioned Reese McGuire to the Alternate Training Site and that veteran Caleb Joseph has been added to the active roster in his place. In order to fit Joseph on the 40-man roster, Ken Giles has been moved to the 45-day Injured List (which is this year’s version of the 60-day IL).
It isn’t too surprising that McGuire got optioned. He’s having an absolutely putrid season offensively, as he has just three hits over 45 plate appearances. The surprise here is that it isn’t Alejandro Kirk joining the team.
The Jays added Kirk, one of the organization’s top prospect, to the Taxi Squad last week, which seemed to indicate that he might soon be joining the team. Given the fact the Jays have gotten virtually zero offence from the catcher position, it seemed that adding Kirk to the mix could give them a boost offensively.
Instead, it’s the veteran Joseph joining the team. Anybody is an upgrade on …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation