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Blue Jays Pitcher Bryan Baker Claimed off Waivers

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The Toronto Blue Jays have lost a pitcher due to the latest waiver claims. The Blue Jays recently extended a qualifying offer to left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray and did not extend one to Steven Matz who will also be a free agent.

Bryan Baker Claimed by Orioles

Blue Jays right-handed pitcher Bryan Baker has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles. The now 26-year old right-handed appeared in one game this season for the Blue Jays.

Bryan Baker was acquired by the Jays from the Colorado Rockies in 2018. He was the player to be named at a later date and was the final piece to a trade from 2016. The six-foot-six reliever spent his three seasons in the minor leagues with Toronto’s affiliates the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and most recently the Buffalo Bisons in Triple-A. In 2021 Bryan Baker had a 6-1 record with the Buffalo Bisons accompanied by a 1.31 ERA, he also racked up 11 saves in 36 appearances.

Toronto will need to address their pitching staff again this off-season, with no offer sent to Steven Matz and Robbie Ray is expected to decline his qualifying offer on route to free agency.

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