The Blue Jays have DFA’d Sam Gaviglio and Brandon Drury to make room for the new trade acquisitions. This comes on the heels of a busy finish to yesterday’s trade deadline for the Blue Jays and the rest of MLB.
Why they were DFA’d
Posting an ERA of nine in three innings of work, Gaviglio definitely did not see a lot of action. When he was in, he was awful. After an impressive start last year in the pen, Gaviglio fell off as the year went on. Last year, in 18 innings in April Gaviglio posted an ERA of one. However, his ERA quickly jumped to 7.58 in the month of May.
Surprisingly, Gavilgio’s WHIP during the 2019 campaign sat at 1.12 at the end of the year. In addition, he struck out 88 and walked 22 in 2019. However, in this short campaign, you cannot get off to a slow start.
Brandon Drury came as a surprise to no one as to why he was DFA’d. Hitting .152 with an on-base percentage of .184, Drury is a liability at the plate. Last season, Drury hit .218-.262-.380. The bat has never been Drury’s specialty, on his career he is .248-.296-.411. Where Drury is valued is in his defense. In 125 innings this year, Drury has yet to make an error. In his career, Dury has a fielding percentage of .977.
Of the two, Drury will more than likely be claimed, as his defense gives clubs an option while they allow prospects to learn.
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