Blue Jays grant release to OF Dayan Viciedo

The Toronto Blue Jays have released outfielder Dayan Viciedo, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports.

Viciedo had an agreement with the Blue Jays and general manager Alex Anthopoulos that should he not make the opening day roster, which became clearer on Tuesday morning, he could ask for his release.

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The 26-year-old Cuban now becomes a free agent. He spent the last five years with the White Sox before joining the Jays in late February on a minor-league deal. Had Viciedo made the team, he was slated to make $2.5 million.

In 15 spring training games, he hit .233 (10-for-43) with two RBIs and four doubles.

Last season with Chicago, Viciedo hit .231 with 21 home runs and 58 RBIs across 145 games.

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