Southpaw Ledezma claimed by Blue Jays
Left-hander Wil Ledezma was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Ledezma was designated for assignment on December 23rd in order to add left-handed pitcher Aaron Thompson to the 40-man roster.
The Pirates avoided arbitration with Ledezma in November when they re-signed him to a one-year contract. The deal was worth $700,000 in the majors, $300,000 in the minors, which is now the Blue Jays responsibility.
Ledezma made 27 appearances with the Pirates during the 2010 season. He went 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA through 19.2 innings.
With the loss of Ledezma, the Bucs are left with two left-handed relievers in the pen: Daniel Moskos and Tony Watson. Neither have Major League experience.
Before the DFA of Ledzma, Manager Clint Hurdle said he wanted to add two more southpaw’s to the bullpen.