Signed as a minor-league option in the outfield, familiar friend Ben Revere was released by the Blue Jays on Wednesday morning.
According to Baseball America’s Kegan Lowe, Revere will be heading back to the free agent market after a mediocre stint in Buffalo with the Triple-A Bisons. Beginning his comeback with the Jays in extended spring, Revere appeared in a total of eight games for the Bisons, going 10-for-35 in this stint.
Posting a slash line of .286/.286/.371 is miserable at best but Revere was brought on just to possibly make a resurgence with the Jays through their desperate need for a capable big-league outfield.
Revere is not that, but why not reconnect with an old friend?
The 31-year-old most likely went straight to the bottom of the outfield depth chart as soon as Bobby Meacham and the Bisons staff started using Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. for some outfield rotation and possible appearances with the Blue Jays later on.
In Toronto, they have one of the worst outfields in baseball right now — ranked bottom-five for every offensive category you could think of — they need some help and it might be coming. If either Biggio or Gurriel Jr. turn out to be capable outfielders for the near future, it would surely look much better than having McKinney, Davis, and Grichuk out there in their current form.
With the optioning of Teoscar Hernandez as well, Revere was given the push out of the organization.