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Blue Jays claim Aaron Laffey from Mets

Another waiver claim for the Blue Jays. This time they snapped up former Mets pitcher Aaron Laffey.

Doug Pensinger

This is getting a little ridiculous. The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed yet another player, this time picking left-hander Aaron Laffey off waivers from the New York Mets, the team has announced.

The Mets designated Laffey for assignment last week. The transaction came a day after the southpaw allowed a three-run home run to Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche over less than an inning of relief work.

Prior to being designated for assignment, Laffey appeared in four games -- including two starts -- for the Mets this season. The 28-year-old allowed eight runs on 16 hits with five walks and nine strikeouts over 10 innings, good for a whopping ERA of 7.20.

Laffey signed with the Mets over the winter. He appeared in 22 games -- including 16 starts -- for the Jays last season, posting an ERA of 4.56 over 100 2/3 innings. He also maintained a 4.52 ERA over 11 starts for Toronto's Triple-A affiliate.

Over parts of seven seasons in the majors, Laffey owns a career ERA of 4.44 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.27. To make room on their roster for the left-hander, the Blue Jays transferred shortstop Jose Reyes to the 60-day disabled list.


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