Clint Robinson Claimed by the Blue Jays

Per the Toronto Blue Jays’ Twitter account, first baseman Clint Robinson was claimed off waivers today.

It seems like Toronto always claims Pirates players on waivers. I’m not sure yet how this will impact Matt Curry, who was bumped to Double-A due to Robinson, Matt Hague, and Jared Goedert playing the corner infield spots. At any rate, I don’t like the loss of Robinson. There were a few moves I would have made before designating him for assignment. Putting Charlie Morton on the 60-day disabled list was one. Designating Jeanmar Gomez for assignment and giving a bullpen spot to Bryan Morris was another. But it seemed like Morton would have been the easy call. I’d trade a few weeks of Morton on the active roster for Robinson remaining in the system.

UPDATE 3:52 PM: I just spoke with Larry Broadway. He said they don’t know yet if Curry will move up, and that “there’s a mix of five guys who could take that spot”. He did say Curry was an option.

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  • John Dreker

    I figured when they stocked up on so many 1B/RF options, someone would be let go who should have stayed around. Didn’t think Robinson would be the one and I was surprised when they put him on waivers. Figured he would get picked up. I agree, Morton to the 60, or dropping Gomez would have been two much better choices

    • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

      Robinson is a DH. He is in the American League where he should stay.

      No great loss, altho I too, would’ve liked to have seen Gomez go.

      Oh well.

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