The Blue Jays have claimed 1B/OF Danny Dorn off waivers from the Diamondbacks, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports. The D’Backs had designated Dorn for assignment on Monday.
Dorn struggled struggled across 32 plate appearances at the big league level this season, posting a meager .167 batting average. However, the 31-year-old has been putting up outstanding numbers at Triple-A Reno, batting .386/.444/.618 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in 305 plate appearances.
Dorn will report to Triple-A Buffalo, but could provide depth on the Blue Jays’ bench once rosters expand in September.
On Monday, Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil was placed on the 10-day injured list due to Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Cecil, who notably lost 42 pounds since the end of the 2018 season, was having trouble with his mechanics throughout spring training and only logged two official Grapefruit League innings.
Cecil, 32, is entering the third year of his four-year, $30.5 million contract. He struggled last year, finishing with a 6.89 ERA and a 19/25 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings. The lefty dealt with shoulder and foot injuries during the season as well.
The Cardinals bolstered the bullpen in December, signing lefty Andrew Miller to a two-year, $25 million deal. It would be nice to have a healthy and effective Cecil, but the high-leverage workload will be managed by Miller and Jordan Hicks as well as Alex Reyes.
Cecil was among a handful of Cardinals to hit the injured list on Monday, joining Carlos Martínez (right shoulder cuff strain), Jedd Gyorko (right calf strain), Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement), and Justin Williams (right hand second metacarpal fracture).