Chicago White Sox Claim Kyle Drabek Off Waivers From Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that right-handed relief pitcher Kyle Drabek has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.

The 27-year-old right-hander, spent most of the 2014 campaign with the BlueJays’ Triple-A affiliate at Buffalo. At Triple-A Buffalo, Drabek recorded a 4.18 ERA, along with 68 strikeouts and 30 walks, in 99 innings pitched over 32 games (13 starts).

Acquired alongside with catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was traded to the Mets in exchange for R.A. Dickey, and outfielder Michael Taylor, who was traded to the Athletics in exchange for Brett Wallace, for then-Philadelphia Phillies‘ right-handed pitcher Roy Halladay during the 2009 offseason, Drabek never fully lived up to the hype that came along with him to Toronto. In parts of five major-league seasons, he had a 5.27 ERA, along with 118 strikeouts and 111 walks.

The Blue Jays also announced that they outrighted pitcher Scott Barnes to Triple-A Buffalo, after he cleared waivers. Both moves open up roster spots on the 40-man roster.

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