The Blue Jays have cut ties with former Braves star hopeful Jo-Jo Reyes, designating him for assignment. Poor Jo-Jo was part of last year's Yunel Escobar - Alex Gonzalez trade, and pretty much seemed to be just a throw-in by the Braves, mainly to get him off their roster.
It still amazes me that Jo-Jo got as many chances as he did to try and prove he was Major League worthy. This is a guy teams stuck with while he went 28 consecutive starts without getting a win -- going 0-13 with a 6.59 ERA during that span.
Losses don't always equal bad pitchers, but in Reyes' case they probably do. For all the promise he had in the minor leagues, he never lived up to any of it. Remember when a lot of Braves fans thought the future of Atlanta's rotation was Reyes, Kyle Davies, and Matt Harrison? Yeah, me too. Though, I've maintained for years that the Braves should have kept Harrison and given the Rangers Reyes.
Here's the real question: Will Jo-Jo and his career 6.04 ERA get another chance to start in the Majors? My guess is yes. For some reason completely unknown to fans of that team, some GM will give Jo-Jo a chance to start.
In the strange world of ex-Brave lefthanders, Will Ledezma was the pitcher who replaced Jo-Jo on the Jays roster.