Toronto Blue Jays claim Dominican right-hander Joel Payamps off waivers

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TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-hander Joel Payamps off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Shun Yamaguchi has been designated for assignment.

The 26-year-old spent most of the 2020 campaign at Arizona's alternate training site, but made two major-league appearances.

The six-foot-two, 225-pound Payamps was claimed by the Boston Red Sox in November, but was designated for assignment last week.

The native of Santiago, Dominican Republic, has four career big-league appearances, combining for five strikeouts and three earned runs allowed over seven innings of work.

Payamps was originally signed by the Colorado Rockies in 2010 and has gone 41-43 with a 4.15 ERA in 145 minor league games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 11, 2021.

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