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Blue Jays designate Jeremy Jeffress for assignment, outright him to Triple-A

After a week in DFA limbo, Jeffress has now cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A.

J. Meric

UPDATE: Jeremy Jeffress went unclaimed on waivers and has now been outrighted off of the Blue Jays' 40-man roster, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, leaving room for Toronto to make yet another waiver claim, if they so wish.

Jeffress will report to the club's Triple-A affiliate.


ORIGINAL: The Toronto Blue Jays have designated right-hander Jeremy Jeffress for assignment, the team has announced. Toronto designated Jeffress to make room on their roster for right-hander Dave Bush.

Jeffress is out of options, as he was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations in November. He was previously involved in the trade that sent Zack Greinke from the Royals to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Prior to being designated, Jeffress appeared in one game for the Blue Jays this regular season. He allowed one earned run on one hit and two walks with a strikeout in his inning of work. The right-hander appeared in 11 games fir Toronto this spring, allowing 12 runs on 18 hits over 13 innings.

Last season with the Royals, Jeffress spent a majority of his time with the team's Triple-A affiliate. The 25-year-old posted an ERA of 4.97 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.46 over 38 appearances. Over seven seasons in the minors, he owns a career ERA of 4.31.

Jeffress has also spent parts of the past three seasons in the majors, maintaining an ERA of 4.89 over 37 appearances.


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