Blue Jays claim Danny Dorn off waivers from the Diamondbacks


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.

Craig Counsell pulls Wade Miley after one batter

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Brewers manager Craig Counsell took “the opener” to new heights in Game 5 of the NLCS on Wednesday evening. Expecting Wade Miley to pitch a sizable portion of the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stacked the lineup with right-handed hitters behind leadoff batter Cody Bellinger.

Wade Miley walked Bellinger to start the game. Counsell promptly walked to the mound and called for right-hander Brandon Woodruff, removing Miley from the game after just one batter and five pitches, as was the plan. Woodruff will face almost exclusively right-handers down the Dodgers’ lineup with the exceptions of Max Muncy and Clayton Kershaw.

Miley will now start Game 6. Or will he?