Blue Jays DFA Infielder; Call Up Outfielder With 53 Stolen Bases

The Toronto Blue Jays have made some notable roster moves recently, with the addition of outfielder Cam Eden being the most prominent.

Eden, a 25-year-old prospect drafted by the Jays in the sixth round in 2019, has spent the entire year showcasing his speed and defensive prowess in Triple-A, where he's stolen an impressive 53 bases in 57 attempts.

While his offensive numbers in Triple-A have been relatively modest, the Jays appear keen to tap into his potential as a versatile bench option.

To make room for Eden, infielder Ernie Clement has been optioned, while infielder Mason McCoy has been designated for assignment, a move that is expected to lead to his placement on waivers in the near future.

McCoy, who was acquired from the Seattle Mariners in July, now faces an uncertain future in the organization.

McCoy's designation for assignment follows a stint in the majors with the Blue Jays, where he struggled to make an impact, going hitless in just two plate appearances.

Although his recent performance may not have stood out, McCoy is recognized for his solid defensive skills and above-average speed, qualities that could still make him an appealing option as a 26th man on an MLB roster.

It's highly likely that McCoy will clear waivers, paving the way for him to become a minor league free agent at the end of the season.

This newfound free agency status opens up opportunities for McCoy to explore potential options with other teams within the league and forge a new path in his baseball career. Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports