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Cubs' Anthony Kay: Joining MLB camp
Kay, who recently accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa, will join the MLB team for spring training.
Kay went unclaimed after being designated for assignment near the end of January. The 27-year-old southpaw has made 28 MLB appearances over parts of four seasons from 2018-2022, and has registered a 5.48 ERA with a 77:38 K:BB over 70.2 innings of work. He doesn't appear to have a realistic shot of making Chicago's Opening Day pitching staff, and will all but assuredly begin the 2023 campaign with Triple-A Iowa.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Anthony Kay: Sent outright to Triple-A
Kay cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Kay was designated for assignment over the weekend and went unclaimed. In 28 MLB appearances from 2018-2022, the left-hander has posted a 5.48 ERA with a 77:38 K:BB over 70.2 innings of work. He provides some depth for the Triple-A staff in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Anthony Kay: Designated for assignment
Kay was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday.
The team needed to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Trey Mancini. Kay was claimed from the Blue Jays less than a month ago and will now go through the waiver process again. The left-hander missed most of the 2022 season with an undisclosed injury.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Anthony Kay: Claimed by Cubs
Kay was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Friday.
After being designated for assignment by Toronto a week ago, Kay will now compete for a spot in the Cubs' bullpen. He spent most of 2022 sidelined with an injury and recorded a 5.40 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through 20 frames in Triple-A while he was healthy. Alfonso Rivas was designated for assignment as a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: DFA'd by Toronto
Kay was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Friday.
Kay was sidelined by an unspecified injury for much of 2022 and threw only 22 innings between the majors and minors. Chris Bassitt was added to Toronto's 40-man roster in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Cleared to pitch at Triple-A
Kay (undisclosed) returned from Triple-A Buffalo's 7-day injured list Thursday and struck out none over 1.2 innings while allowing two runs on two hits and three walks.
Kay was back in action for the Triple-A club for the first time in more than two months after he was sidelined with an unspecified injury. The 27-year-old lefty remains on Toronto's 40-man roster, but he looks to be a long way away from receiving consideration for a spot in the big-league rotation.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Begins rehab assignment
Kay (undisclosed) began a rehab assignment with the Blue Jays' rookie-level Florida Coast League affiliate Saturday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
Kay has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury since late April but has been cleared for a rehab assignment nearly two months later. Once he's back to full health, he should be assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Sent to Triple-A
Kay was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
He has only made one appearance this season, giving up one earned run while striking out three over two innings against the Yankees on April 12. Kay will likely be shuttled between the majors and Triple-A all season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Recalled by Blue Jays
Kay was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.
Kay will give the Blue Jays another left-handed option in the bullpen, replacing Tyler Saucedo, who was sent to Buffalo in the same set of transactions. Kay owns a 5.50 ERA in 68.2 career major-league innings.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Headed to minors
The Blue Jays optioned Kay to their minor-league camp Monday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Kay was one of 15 players sent to minor-league camp Monday in the Jays' latest round of roster cuts. The 27-year-old southpaw has been stretching out as a starter this spring and is expected to slot into the rotation at Triple-A Buffalo. He made 11 appearances (five starts) for the big club in 2021, compiling a 5.61 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 33.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Operating as starter this spring
Kay will be treated as a starting pitcher this spring, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Kay made 11 appearances (five starts) for the Blue Jays in 2021 and posted a 5.61 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 33.2 innings. He's a long shot to begin the regular season as a starter, especially after the Blue Jays signed Yusei Kikuchi on Saturday. However, the southpaw is one of several pitchers who will be stretched out as starters during the team's spring training, and he'll be one of the top options to serve as a spot starter in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Reinstated from COVID IL
Kay (undisclosed) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday and remains with Triple-A Buffalo, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
Kay landed on the COVID IL a couple weeks ago and will now rejoin Buffalo's roster after clearing the health and safety protocols. The 26-year-old last saw game action at Triple-A on Aug. 4, and he surrendered six runs over 3.2 innings during that outing.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Moves to COVID-IL
The Blue Jays placed Kay on the COVID-19-related injured list Wednesday.
Even though Toronto optioned Kay to Triple-A Buffalo in July, his move to the COVID-19 IL will still allow the big club to temporarily remove him from the 40-man roster. The Blue Jays will use the open roster spot to bring back reliever Julian Merryweather (oblique), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Assuming he isn't experiencing severe symptoms of the virus, Kay could have a chance to make it back in action for Buffalo before the end of the season, but he'll face an uphill battle to rejoin the big club's active roster at any point in September.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Optioned to Triple-A
Kay was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Kay will head back to Triple-A after allowing five runs in Monday's blowout loss to Boston. While the shaky outing inflated the southpaw's ERA to 5.61, he still figures to be a candidate for another call-up when the team needs another bullpen arm.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Whiffs eight for first win
Kay (1-2) earned the win Thursday after holding the Orioles scoreless across five innings. He allowed five hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight.
Kay turned in his best performance of the season while getting ample run support in a 9-0 blowout. The southpaw recorded a season-long five innings and a career-high eight punchouts en route to the victory. Kay was making a spot start in place of Steven Matz (illness), who is expected to rejoin the rotation when he's eligible within the next few days. That means there's a possibility that Kay could be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo despite his solid performance. The 26-year-old has compiled a 5.19 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across 26 innings in the majors this year.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Awarded spot start
Kay is scheduled to start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
He'll be making a spot start in place of Steven Matz (illness), who remains on the COVID-19 injured list. While in quarantine, Matz has reportedly been able to stay conditioned by participating in extended throwing sessions, so he should be ready to rejoin the rotation once he's eligible to be reinstated in the coming days. With that in mind, Kay could be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo immediately after Thursday's start, regardless of how he performs.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Recalled Frday
The Blue Jays recalled Kay to the 26-man roster prior to Friday's game against the Orioles, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Kay has bounced back and forth between Triple-A in the majors this season. Four of his five big-league appearances have been starts, though he's expected to serve as a long reliever this time around. The southpaw has yet to find much success at either level this season, posting a 6.62 ERA across 17.2 innings with Toronto and a 9.95 ERA across 12.2 innings with Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Activated, optioned to Triple-A
Kay (finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday and optioned to Triple-A.
He was already at Triple-A Buffalo on a rehab assignment and will stick around in the Bisons' rotation for the time being. The Jays will undoubtedly need rotation reinforcements at some point soon, but Kay's 6.62 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in the majors this season may lead to him getting passed over for the next opportunity if Toronto has any better options.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Dealing with finger injury
Kay was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left finger blister Thursday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
Kay was sent to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, but he'll technically join the minor-league club on a rehab assignment since the injury occurred in the majors, and teams can't option injured players. It seems likely that Kay will remain with the Triple-A club once he's fully healthy, and Alek Manoah will have a chance to earn the fifth spot in Toronto's rotation after his contract was selected Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Sent to Triple-A
Kay was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
The 26-year-old gave up two runs on four hits and four walks over four innings Friday and has a 6.62 ERA through five outings, and he'll now continue his season in the minors. It's unclear how long Kay is expected to spend at Triple-A, and it's also unknown who will take his spot in the starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
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