The Blue Jays made a roster move during Saturday’s game against Baltimore grabbing righty reliever Preston Gulimet off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. In a corresponding roster move, the Jays put the Deck McGuire Redemption Tour on hold as the journeyman has been designated for assignment.
Blue Jays claim RHP Preston Guilmet off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. To make room on the 40 man roster, RHP Deck McGuire has been designated for assignment.
— Blue Jays PR (@BlueJaysPR) June 9, 2018
Gulimet was a draft pick of the Clevelanders back when Mark Shapiro was a part of the organization. He’s only pitched 25 innings in the league between 2013 and 2018 and he has a 9.36 ERA.
I don’t know. This isn’t anything more than a depth switch and it isn’t going to have any effect on the short- or long-term future of the organization, but, given McGuire’s ability to pitch for length, this is kinda odd.
McGuire, originally drafted by the Jays with their first-round pick back in 2010, finally made his debut with the Jays after bouncing around the minor leagues for nearly a decade. He pitched eight-and-a-third innings and allowed six earned runs.