MLB Trade Rumors broke the news that the Toronto Blue Jays have claimed former Angels Catcher and Dunedin native Bobby Wilson off waivers, Monday afternoon.
Wilson (29) has spent parts of the last 5 seasons playing under former Catcher Mike Scioscia in Anaheim while compiling a career .208/.272/.321 slash line in 191 games at the big league level.
Originally drafted by the Giants in 2001, Wilson has been used primarily as a backup Catcher while also seeing time at 1st base and Designated Hitter.
The acquisition of Wilson marks the 2nd consecutive off season where Toronto has picked up a former Angels catcher. Toronto now employs 3 Catchers that appeared in the MLB during the 2012 season not to mention top prospect Travis d’Arnaud who at the time is a question mark following a season ending injury earlier this year.
In order to make room for Wilson on the 40 man roster, the Blue Jays designated Chad Beck for assignment prior to the move. Beck appeared in 14 games with Toronto in 2012 while posting a 6.32 ERA in 15.2 innings of work.