Blue Jays add former top prospect Jesus Montero
Catcher/1st baseman let go by Seattle
The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
The Blue Jays made the move Monday. Catcher A.J. Jimenez was designated for assignment.
The 26-year-old Montero hit .223 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 38 games for Seattle last season.
Once a top prospect in the majors with the Yankees, he is a career .253 hitter with 28 homers and 104 RBIs since making his major league debut with New York in 2011.