The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Adam Loewen to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to MLB Spring Training. The 28-year-old native of Surrey, British Columbia returns to the Blue Jays organization following a season with the Mets’ triple-A team. At Triple-A last year and posted a .227 avg, .328 obp, .391 slg batting line with eight home runs in 238 plate appearances. The former pitching prospect spent the 2009-11 seasons in the Blue Jays organization. In terms of MLB action as a position player, Loewen appeared in 14 games for the Blue Jays in 2011 while hitting .188 (6-for-32) with one homer and four RBIs.
Loewen projects to start the year in triple-A. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of him in March when he suits up for team Canada at the World Baseball Classic.
I love his determination. He very well be a career minor leaguer, but he certainly loves the game.
Loewen was taken with the fourth overall pick of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft by Baltimore. He was one of the game’s best pitching prospects until he suffered a left elbow injury, which ended his career on the mound.
It has been four years since Loewen became a full-time outfielder. He is a career .262 hitter with 42 homers and 213 RBIs in 507 games at the Minor League level.
A definite depth move, but a nice story to follow…