The Blue Jays have announced they have claimed right-hander Thad Weber off waivers from the Padres and assigned him to triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team transferred right-hander Sergio Santos to the 60-day DL. Santos had/is having “clean up” elbow surgery to remove some bone spurs from his right elbow.
Weber, who was designated for assignment by the Padres last Friday, made three relief appearances allowing two runs over nine innings while striking out six and walking five. The 28-year-old began the season in triple-A posting a 3.93 ERA with 6.8 K/9, 1.0 BB/9, in six starts.
It remains to be seen if the Jays will have Weber start or throw relief in triple-A. Another depth move and not likely a high impact guy.