|Mar. 31 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Toronto released Viciedo from his minor league contract.
Analysis: Viciedo agreed with the Blue Jays on Feb. 28 and was competing for a reserve outfield spot after Michael Saunders tore his left meniscus shortly after the start of spring training. After being informed Tuesday that he did not make the opening-day roster, Viciedo requested his release. He would have earned $2.5 million if he made the major league roster.
|Mar. 1 12:59 PM PT1:59 PM MT2:59 PM CT3:59 PM ET15:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)2:59 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays have boosted their outfield depth, signing Viciedo to a minor league contract. The Blue Jays announced the deal Sunday.
Analysis: A few days earlier, Toronto outfielder Michael Saunders tore cartilage in his knee when he stepped on a sprinkler while chasing a ball at training camp. Saunders had surgery and is expected to be out five to six weeks.
|Feb. 4 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET20:45 ET1:45 GMT9:45 6:45 PM MST8:45 PM EST9:15 PM VEN5:45 UAE (+1)7:45 PM CT-The Chicago White Sox have requested waivers on Viciedo for the purpose of releasing him. Viciedo was designated for assignment when the White Sox agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with infielder Gordon Beckham last Wednesday.
Analysis: Viciedo likely won't be out of work for long. The 25-year-old slugger had 21 homers and 58 RBIs in 145 games last season, though he batted only .231 with a .281 on-base percentage. Viciedo's $4.4 million, one-year contract wasn't guaranteed, so he is due $721,311 in termination pay.