The Blue Jays outrighted Urshela to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. Urshela attracted no interest from the other 29 teams after the Blue Jays exposed him to waivers and will now remain in the organization. No longer in possession of a spot on the 40-man roster, Urshela faces an uphill battle to resurface in the big leagues this season.
Urshela was designated for assignment Tuesday. Urshela didn't do much in his time with the Blue Jays, hitting .233/.283/.326 in 46 plate appearances. Those numbers are in line with his career stats, making him not particularly appealing on the waiver wire.
Urshela was added to the active roster prior to Saturday's game against Boston. In order to make room for Urshela on the 25-man roster, Dalton Pompey was sent back to Triple-A Buffalo. Urshela will serve as a reserve infielder after coming over from Cleveland earlier this week.
Urshela (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day DL and subsequently designated for assignment prior to Friday's game. Urshela will be subject to waivers after returning from a lengthy rehab assignment during which he went 12-for-37 (.324 average) with four extra-base hits and seven RBI in 11 minor-league games. The infielder just couldn't crack a spot on the Indians' active roster and will likely be plucked off the waiver wire by another organization. Over 67 games with Cleveland in 2017, he hit .224/.262/.288 with 15 RBI.
Urshela (hamstring) will report to Triple-A Columbus for a minor-league rehab assignment. Urshela recently played in an extended spring training contest earlier this week and appears to be on the verge of making an appearance in the minor leagues within the next couple days. Manager Terry Francona did mention Wednesday that Urshela was about 4-5 days away from playing with Columbus, so the infielder could spend a few days on the bench before returning to game action.