Friday, May 9, 2008
The Jays today acquired Kevin Mench from the Rangers and signed Brad Wilkerson, who was released by the Mariners last week. Wilkerson was hitting .232 with 0 HR and 5 RBI before he was released while Mench was hitting .282 with 3 HR and 18 RBI in 29 games at Triple-A. Both will be on the major league roster with both Blue Jay shortstops on the DL. Mench put up impressive power numbers in his first two years, but has failed to continue that streak since then. Nevertheless, he will provide a good bat off the bench.