Jays Designate Rommie Lewis for Assignment

In the BIGGEST news of the day for the Jays, the team has designated left-handed reliever Rommie Lewis for assignment, most likely to make room for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera on the 40-man roster after the Vernon Wells trade.

If Lewis is not claimed by another team the Jays could outright him to AAA, but could also release him.

If he stays somewhere in the organization, it is reasonable to assume that he’ll still compete for a spot in Toronto’s bullpen in the Spring, but that’s by no means a guarantee; left-handed pitchers tend to get snapped up quickly when placed on waivers.

Lewis had a 6.75 ERA and a 5.54 FIP in 14 games with the Jays last year, but did post a .230 opponents BA against lefties.

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