Blue Jays claim Twins’ Mastroianni off waivers

Outfielder Darin Mastroianni hit .222 and stole 24 bases in 114 games during parts of three seasons with Minnesota.

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Darin Mastroianni is heading back to Toronto.

The Blue Jays claimed Mastroianni off waivers from Minnesota, the Twins announced Tuesday. Minnesota initially designated Mastroianni for assignment on Sunday when they acquired Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland.

Mastroianni, 28, began his professional career with the Blue Jays when they drafted him in the 16th round in 2007. He made his big league debut with Toronto in 2011 but played in just one game that year. The Twins then claimed him off waivers prior to the 2012 season, and he played a total of 114 games during parts of three seasons with Minnesota.

Used primarily as a fourth outfielder, Mastroianni hit .222 and stole 24 bases with the Twins. Mastroianni split his time between all three outfield positions with Minnesota.

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