The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed left-handed relief pitcher Colt Hynes off of waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and assigned him to their triple-A Buffalo affiliate.
The 29-year-old has spent the 2014 season pitching for Los Angeles’ triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque. In 42 relief appearances, he has a 4.08 ERA with 46 strikeouts against 10 walks over the course of 53 innings. The 2007 31st round draft pick has allowed 56 hits this year, including six home runs.
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Hynes pitched in 22 games for the San Diego Padres last year, allowing 17 earned runs in 17 innings pitches. He stands 5-foot-11 and has a lifetime ERA of 3.64 in eight minor league seasons with the Padres and Dodgers organizations.
The Blue Jays began the day with three empty 40-man roster spots, so they don’t have to remove anyone to create space for Hynes, who will provide depth for the Bisons.