The Blue Jays released pitcher Juan Oramas so he can continue his playing career in Mexico, according to Sportsnet.ca. Oramas was designated for assignment Sunday.
The Blue Jays finalized their opening day roster, adding three players to their 40-man, in order to break camp with them on the team. Non-roster invitees who made the team are: RHP Miguel Castro, who went 0-1 with a 2.19 ERA, RHP Roberto Osuna, who was 2-0, 2.19, and infielder Devon Travis, who hit .359. To make room, the Jays placed pitcher Marcus Stroman on the 60-day disabled list and designated pitcher Juan Pablo Oramas for assignment. Outfielder Michael Saunders (knee) and infielder Maicer Izturis (groin) were placed on the 15-day DL.
The Blue Jays have claimed left-handed pitcher Juan Oramas off waivers from the Padres on Friday, per the team's official website. Oramas posted a 5.61 ERA primarily as a starter last season at Triple-A.
The Padres added minor-league pitchers Keyvius Sampson, Juan Oramas and Donn Roach to the 40-man roster Wednesday. The team also designated outfielder Jaff Decker and pitchers Brad Brach, Miles Mikolas and Jose De Paula for assignment. Sampson went 12-7 with a 3.57 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 135:62 K:BB ratio in 141 1/3 innings between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tuscon last season. Oramas went 3-2 with a 3.07 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 64:16 K:BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings over 12 starts with Double-A San Antonio. Roach went 8-12 with a 3.53 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 77:40 K:BB ratio in 142 2/3 innings over 28 starts with Double-A San Antonio. Decker went 4 for 26 with the Padres last season, hitting one home run and driving two in. Brach made 33 appearances for the Padres, going 1-0 with a 3.19 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 31:19 K:BB ratio in 31 innings. Mikolas made two scoreless appearances for the Padres. De Paula went 4-6 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 57:11 K:BB ratio in 74 2/3 innings over 14 starts with Double-A San Antonio.
The San Diego Padres made their first cuts of the spring Thursday and moved the following players to their minor-league camp: Blake Tekotte (Triple-A Tucson), Juan Oramas, Jose De Paula, Erik Hamren, Edinson Rincon (Double-A San Antonio), Rymer Liriano (Class A Lake Elsinore), Robbie Erlin and Jason Hagerty.