Sunday, 24 February 2013

Go Time: Goins, Goins, Gone

Tacky, right?  Well it was either that, or "I just blew my Zawadski".

There's today's lineup, which really makes the decision to air yesterday's game on Sportsnet and to only radiofy today's kind of disappointing.  At least we'll get to hear how exciting Jose Reyes is.

The Jays have traded for reliever Michael Schwimmer, sending Art Charles to the Phillies.  Schwimmer will more than likely be relief depth in the minors, seeing as he isn't anything terribly useful.  Seems to strike a lot of guys out in the minors, so there might be something there if someone ends up hurt or something.

Schwimmer is out of options, as far as I can tell, though the MLBPA is filing a grievance in that regard-- he was optioned to the minors last year, in part due to a biceps issue, though Schwimmer felt that he was healthy at the time.  He's looking to recover about $75k in salary, though that option is probably gone regardless.  I dunno, maybe I have this all wrong.

The Jays have placed Luis Perez on the 60-day DL to make room for Schwimmer.  Perez is probably out until after the all-star break with Tommy John surgery.

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