DUNEDIN – The on again, off again relationship between the Blue Jays and Ezequiel Carrera is off again. And likely for good.
The team released the outfielder, who would have been part of a platoon in left field was released by the team on Sunday as it continues to trim towards opening day.
Carrera had actually been released earlier in camp but returned to Dunedin Stadium when he was signed to a minor league deal. Perhaps a reflection of the Jays perceived depth in the outfield, Carrera was set free despite having career nights in games (131) and hits (81) last season, his third with the team.
In other news on Sunday, Joe Biagini didn’t make it out of the second inning as he was rocked by the Pittsburgh Pirates on the way to a 5-0 Jays loss. Biagini allowed all of the runs on four hits an a pair of walks and exited after 1.2 innings.
Also, Canadian Dalton Pompey was a late scratch on Sunday because of a sore right wrist.