Toronto Blue Jays Claim Miami Marlins OF Scott Cousins Off Waivers

By Ryan Gaydos
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Scott Cousins off waivers from the Miami Marlins. For those of you that do not remember who Cousins is, he was the man that ran over San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey last season at a play at the plate and broke his fibula as well as straining some ankle ligaments causing Posey to miss the rest of the season.

Cousins only appeared in 53 games for the Marlins in 2012. He batted .163/.200/.267 recording 14 hits in 86 at-bats. He hit one home run and drove in two RBI this season as well.

Cousins is never going to be an everyday starter in the outfield that you can rely on. He is an up and down minor leaguer that does not do well against major league pitching. The Blue Jays will most likely use him for outfield depth if there ever comes a point in time when they are going to need him.

Toronto is more than likely going to be using its two top outfield prospects Anthony Gose and Moises Sierra in the corner of the outfield and use Colby Rasmus if the team re-signs him for the 2013 season.

Cousins will be able to play all positions of the outfield

The Blue Jays spent the 2012 season trying to challenge for the American League East and even though this year looked like it was their year to make a run, the Baltimore Orioles turned the tables on everyone and made a run of their own. Maybe next year will be the Blue Jays’ year.

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