The Minnesota Twins have a new slogan, ‘The Minnesota Twins: Allowing Mediocre Centerfielders To Go To Other Teams With Nothing In Return’. Today’s mediocre centerfielder is Darin Mastroianni who was claimed on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mastroianni was put on waivers after the Twins had claimed now former Oakland A’s outfielder Sam Fuld. Mastroianni now is back with his original team. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Mastroianni in the 16th round of the 2007 draft. He also made his major league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 when he played in one game with the team.
Mastroianni had been a member of the Twins since February 9, 2012 when the Twins claimed him off of waivers from the Blue Jays. Basically, this is a big ol’ game of major league phone tag.
In case you were wondering or had forgotten, Alex Presley was the other Twins outfielder who had to be put through waivers before Opening Day in order to make room for Jason Bartlett. Bartlett is now retired and Presley is with the Houston Astros.
None of these moves are realistically a big deal. It’s just irritating, especially when virtually everyone outside of the organization could see that Jason Bartlett shouldn’t have been on the team.
Maybe next week the Jason Bartlett debacle won’t affect the team anymore.