Hague signed a minor league contract with the Twins on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training. The 31-year-old spent 2016 in Japan, but after only producing a .685 OPS with the Hanshin Tigers, Hague decided to come back stateside to play. He's only a year removed from being the International League MVP, so he could be a cheap source of power if he can translate any of that Triple-A success to the big leagues this spring.
The Blue Jays recalled reliever Steve Delabar and infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.
The Blue Jays have recalled catcher Josh Thole from Triple-A Buffalo. Thole was sent down to the minors in early June, after going 7 for 26 in nine games for Toronto. His numbers haven't gotten a whole lot better with Buffalo, as he owns a .228 average with no home runs in 45 games. But, Thole does have plenty of experience in catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who is scheduled to start Sunday against the Angels. So it is likely that Thole will be in the lineup for the series-finale on Sunday. To clear room on the roster, first baseman Matt Hague was sent down to Triple-A.
The Blue Jays have promoted emerging corner infielder Matt Hague and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Buffalo. Neither are spring chickens in baseball years. The 29-year-old Hague has just 72 big league at-bats, but is tearing it at in the minors with a league-leading .348 average and .427 on-base percentage. The 28-year-old Carrera performed well in a stint with Toronto earlier in the season, posting a .279 average before being designated for assignment on Aug. 1.
The Blue Jays optioned right-hander Ryan Tepera and first baseman Matt Hague down to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, according to Sportsnet.ca.