Blue Jays accept infielder Brad Emaus back from Mets

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The Mets selected infielder Brad Emaus from the Blue Jays in last December’s Rule 5 Draft and were set on giving him regular looks at second base when the 2011 regular season opened.

Emaus batted just .162 with a .424 OPS across 42 plate appearances, however, and was designated for assignment by New York earlier this week.

Now he’s back with Toronto.

According to beat writer Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the 25-year-old Emaus passed through waivers without drawing much attention from other major league clubs and was returned to the Blue Jays on Thursday evening for a $25,000 fee.

Emaus was assigned to Triple-A and will act as organizational infield depth. Quite a change in three weeks.

Astros place Josh Reddick on the disabled list due to a leg infection

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Prior to Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Giants, the Astros announced that outfielder Josh Reddick has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a leg infection. Outfielder Jake Marisnick has been recalled from Triple-A Fresno.

Reddick, 31, has only started two games in the last week due to the leg issue, so it makes sense that the Astros would simply put him on the DL to free up the roster spot. He’s hitting .227/.331/.409 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 154 plate appearances this season.

Marisnick, 27, put up a 1.014 OPS in 23 plate appearances with Fresno. His major league numbers this season are much less impressive, batting .141/.151/.282 in 87 trips to the plate.