Kyle Drabek leaves Blue Jays, claimed off waivers by White Sox

Once seen as a top prospect who joined the Toronto Blue Jays in the Roy Halliday trade, Kyle Drabek never hit his groove.

Once viewed as top prospect in Halladay trade

Kyle Drabek was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays by the Chicago White Sox on Friday. ( Kim Klement/Reuters)

Kyle Drabek is no longer part of the Toronto Blue Jays' future plans. 

The right-handed pitcher was claimed off waivers on Friday by the Chicago White Sox.

Once seen as a top prospect who joined the Toronto Blue Jays in the Roy Halladay trade, Kyle Drabek never hit his groove. Drabek, has spent most of the past five seasons on the disabled list or in the minors.

Drabek, 27, appeared in 39 games — including 30 starts — over five seasons with Toronto.

Drabek posted an 8-15 record with a 5.27 earned-run average. The native of Victoria, Texas, had a save and 2.57 ERA in six games this spring.

With files from the Canadian Press


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