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.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.