Yesterday, the Blue Jays signed veteran outfielder David Dellucci to a minor league deal. Delucci was released by the Cleveland Indians on May 29th.
Dellucci’s signing happened for a few reasons: one, Joe Inglett hasn’t been the offensive pop at the bottom of the lineup that the Blue Jays were hoping for. Inglett is 2 for 16 since being called up on May 22nd.
This move by the Blue Jays is reminiscent of last year’s signing of another slugger far removed from their best years in the majors, Brad Wilkerson. Dellucci’s career year (if you even want to call it that) was back in 2005 with the Rangers when he hit 29 HR’s and drove in 65 RBI’s.
The Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers to the punch on Dellucci, as they were also apparently interested in signing him to a minor league deal.
Obviously, I have some issues and still haven’t forgiven her character for that.