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Aaron Laffey claimed on waivers by Toronto Blue Jays

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Aaron Laffey's tenure with the Mets is through.

Doug Pensinger

While the Mets ran out of patience with Aaron Laffey rather quickly, there are some clubs out there whose lust for the soft-tossing lefty is unquenchable. Well, there's at least one club like that, and that's why Laffey is back with the Blue Jays after throwing just over 100 innings for Toronto last season.

Laffey played more or less at replacement level for the Jays in 2012. His ERA was 4.56, but that was aided by a .258 BABIP that was almost 50 points lower than his career average. In contrast, Laffey allowed an insane .455 BABIP in 10 long innings with the Mets, which helped lead to a 7.20 ERA.

Toronto moved Jose Reyes to the 60-day disabled list in order to make room for Laffey. The Mets, meanwhile, have already replaced Laffey with journeyman right-hander D.J. Mitchell. Perhaps J.P. Ricciardi's connections to the Toronto front office tipped off the Mets that Laffey would not clear waivers. Either way, the Mets are hoping that another former Blue Jay, Shaun Marcum, can nail down a rotation spot this weekend.