The Royals announced on Tuesday that the club acquired catcher Andrew Susac from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.
Susac, 29, spent the spring with the Orioles, batting .261 in 23 at-bats. He didn’t stand much of a shot cracking the Opening Day roster in Baltimore. The Royals, meanwhile, lost Salvador Perez for the season due to Tommy John surgery, so some extra catching depth can’t hurt.
Across parts of five seasons in the majors with the Giants, Brewers, and Orioles, Susac has hit .221/.283/.373 in 300 plate appearances.
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.