Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have claimed Jose Bautista on revocable trade waivers and are currently discussing a trade with the Mets.
As with all other waiver claims, the Mets have until a set deadline — some time on Tuesday in this case — to either trade Bautista to the Phillies, allow him to leave for nothing on waivers or to pull him back and keep him for the rest of the season.
Bautista got off to a surprisingly hot start after signing with the Mets, but overall he’s hitting just .199/.340/.368 in 338 plate appearances this season, including the 12 games he played for the Braves.
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.