From MLB Trade Rumours:
The Blue Jays have signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). The slugger will report to the club’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
Cust, 33, was cut loose by the Yankees on Wednesday after signing a minor league deal with the club back in March. The designated hitter/corner outfielder posted a .249/.400/.475 slash line with 20 homers, 81 walks, and 339 at-bats for Scranton Wilkes-Barre this year.
Quick Take: With the MLB team calling up most of the Triple-A roster recently due to injury troubles this appears to be a depth move to re-stock the minor league squad. Though Cust has posted strong minor league numbers this season and has had MLB success in the past.
The Blue Jays also placed RP Andrew Carpenter on waivers.