A few updates on some current DFAs who have been handed by waivers…
- Proper-hander Jordan Sheffield went unclaimed on outright waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque, the Rockies introduced. Chosen by the Rox out of the Dodgers group within the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, the hard-throwing Sheffield has thrown 31 1/3 innings of three.16 ERA ball within the massive leagues throughout the previous two seasons, although there’s loads of motive to be skeptical of that quantity. Sheffield has fanned simply 16.9% of his Main League opponents — in opposition to an ugly 12.1% stroll fee. Whereas he doesn’t have an particularly loud contact profile, Sheffield has benefited from a .226 common on balls in play he’s unlikely to maintain. He’s additionally struggled immensely in 18 2/3 profession Triple-A frames: 10.61 ERA, 23 hits (eight dwelling runs), 18 walks and simply 15 strikeouts. Sheffield will stay within the Rockies group however will not occupy a spot on the 40-man roster.
- Blue Jays righty Matt Peacock, designated for project final week when the staff signed Jackie Bradley Jr., has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Buffalo, per the transactions log at MLB.com. Peacock, 28, hasn’t pitched for the Jays this 12 months however did log 10 innings between the D-backs and Royals, throughout which period he yielded six runs on a dozen hits and 4 walks with six punchouts. Peacock has a 4.95 ERA in 96 1/3 massive league innings, principally coming with Arizona, and has recorded a large 59.3% grounder fee in that point. He has solely a 13% strikeout fee but in addition a strong 7.4% stroll fee. In components of 5 minor league seasons, Peacock has a 3.71 ERA.