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Jeremy Jeffress elects free agency

Apr 17, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

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Jeremy Jeffress passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier this month, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the right-hander has elected free agency rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

While it was reported over the winter that the Blue Jays were considering using Jeffress as a starter, he entered spring training as a reliever and won a spot in the team’s bullpen to begin the year. However, he allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings over three appearances before getting the boot.

Selected No. 16 overall by the Brewers in 2006, Jeffress owns a 4.47 ERA and 50/38 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings in the majors. The 26-year-old throws hard, but he has yet to show that he can consistency throw strikes. Still, it probably won’t be long before he finds an opportunity elsewhere.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 17, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    I him good luck wherever he ends up.

    • bendover09 - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:47 AM

      One too many ? ^^

  2. jdd428 - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:45 PM


  3. Minoring In Baseball - Apr 18, 2014 at 4:30 AM

    The Tigers always need some arms for the ‘pen. It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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