Former Blue Jays Dalton Pompey, Socrates Brito hit free agency

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey. (Nathan Denette/CP)

Outfielders Dalton Pompey and Socrates Brito are among the former Toronto Blue Jays who have become minor-league free agents, according to Baseball America.

Pompey, a Mississauga native, had been part of the Blue Jays organization since being selected in the 16th round of the 2010 draft. While he spent parts of four seasons with the big club, most of the 26-year-old’s playing time came in the minor leagues. He made a career-high 34 regular-season appearances with the Blue Jays in 2015, while also getting into five post-season games and stealing two memorable bases in Game 6 of that year’s ALCS.

Brito, 27, was acquired by the Blue Jays from the San Diego Padres in an April trade and appeared in 17 games for Toronto in 2019, slashing .077/.163/.128. The Azua, Dominican Republic native was designated for assignment on May 10 and spent the remainder of the campaign in triple-A.

Along with Pompey and Brito, pitchers Danny Barnes, Matt Dermody and John Axford are also set to hit the open market.

Below is Baseball America’s full the list of the Blue Jays’ minor-league free agents:

RHP: Josh Almonte (AA), John Axford (AAA), Danny Barnes (AAA), Mark Leiter Jr. (AAA), Willy Ortiz (AA), Francisco Rios (AAA)
LHP: Matt Dermody (AAA), Shawn Morimando (AAA)
C: Patrick Cantwell (AAA), Michael de la Cruz (AAA), Javier Hernandez (HiA), Alberto Mineo (AA), Andres Sotillo (AA)
2B: Deiferson Barreto (HiA)
OF: Socrates Brito (AAA), Patrick Kivlehan (AAA), Jordan Patterson (AAA), Dalton Pompey (AAA)

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