Blue Jays, Athletics talking to Dayan Viciedo


Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Blue Jays and Athletics are among the various teams talking to free agent outfielder Dayan Viciedo.

Viciedo was designated for assignment by the White Sox in late January and ultimately released in early February. Since then, the Reds and Indians showed interest but each moved on. The Blue Jays recently lost outfielder Michael Saunders for five or six weeks after he tore his meniscus, so they are understandably looking to add some depth.

Viciedo, 25, will certainly provide some power from the right side as he has bashed 60 home runs and knocked in 192 runs over the last three seasons. However, that’s about the extent of his production as he doesn’t hit for average, has no speed, and is subpar defensively.