The Cubs reassigned pitcher Tommy Hottovy to minor-league camp Thursday. Hottovy had tossed three scoreless innings in relief, while striking out five batters this spring.
The Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with pitcher Tommy Hottovy, who will be invited to spring training, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Hottovy spent the 2013 season in the Blue Jays organization, going 0-1 with a 4.19 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 42:17 K:BB ratio in 43 innings with Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo.
Five Blue Jays players have elected free agency after missing out on the club's final 40-man roster, MLB.com reports. right-handers Chien-Ming Wang, Justin Germano and Dave Bush , left-hander Tommy Hottovy and third baseman Andy LaRoche will test the market this winter.
The Blue Jays have signed catcher Henry Blanco to a one-year, $750,000 non-guaranteed contract and in exchange designated relief pitcher Tommy Hottovy for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster Friday.
The Blue Jays claimed recently-waived relief pitcher Tommy Hottovy Thursday. Hottovy was designated for assignment by the Rangers Monday, just two months after their acquired him from Kansas City via trade.