Dayan Viciedo, who played for the White Sox from 2010-2014 before being dropped this offseason, has re-signed with the team on a minor-league contract.
Dating back to February he’s been released by the White Sox, Blue Jays, and A’s while hitting just .228 with one homer and a .617 OPS in 32 games at Triple-A.
Viciedo is still just 26 years old and has 25-homer power when playing at his best, but his bad defense and total lack of plate discipline makes him ill-suited for more than a part-time role. He’ll have to put together a good stretch in the minors to get another chance in Chicago.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.