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Blue Jays prospect Yosver Zulueta claimed off waivers by Reds


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Maverick Mitchell
March 28, 2024  (9:07 PM)
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Former #3 Prospect of the Blue Jays Yosver Zulueta, getting ready to play in the 2022 MLB All-Star Futures Game
Photo credit: Jays Journal

Toronto Blue Jays former 3rd ranked prospect Yosver Zulueta is claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds after being designated for assignment. The move came after making space for Brian Serven and Danny Burgers.

The 26-year-old right hander was designated for assignment by Toronto earlier today as they unveiled their 40-man roster. Zulueta has never seen major league action, spending his entire career bouncing around between A, AA and AAA. Last season the Cuban native pitched for the buffalo Bison of Triple-A, going 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA in 45 outings, striking out 73 hitters in 64.0 innings.
After starting only 7 games and being cemented starter, he has found more of his success after being moved to the bullpen. Zulueta was the 35th ranked prospect on TSN Blue Jays Reporter, Scott Mitchell's, Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects list. A big difference from being their 2023 3rd ranked prospect.
After some less than stellar play in spring, and the Jays needing to make room from Brian Serven and Danny Burgers, Zulueta was Designated for assignment where he was quickly snagged up by the Cincinnati Reds off outright waivers. In Spring, he went 0-1 accumulating a staggering 10.08 ERA in 5 games, with a 7.2 BB/9.
Zulueta was never able to elevate his game above AAA, it shows that no matter how high their potential, some prospects don't make it and blossom to what they are touted to be. It was time for the Jays to move on from him as they have found players with better numbers to take his spot.
Hopefully he finds a home with the Reds, as a change of scenery just might be what he needs to find his game.
Source: Reds claim Zulueta off waivers from Jays
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