Jeroloman Is Back & KJ Talks To MLB Radio

Wednesday, November 23 2011 @ 05:02 PM EST

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

It's a pretty good crowd for the Blue Jays.
And the manager gives me a smile.
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
To forget about the Leafs for awhile.;D

As pointed out by Bauxite PeteMoss in this thread, the Blue Jays have re-claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman on waivers.  That comes after he was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates five days ago.  The Pirates designated Jeroloman for assignment after they signed free agent infielder Clint Barmes.

Brian Jeroloman signs an autograph for a fan in New Hampshire in 2009.

The re-claim of Jeroloman means the Jays have 39 players on their 40-man roster.  Also today, free agent second baseman Kelly Johnson spoke with MLB Radio about his new status under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  In a nuthshell, he's pretty happy about the new development in which the signing team will not lose a draft pick and the former club will get two picks - the pick before the highest one they would have received under the old rules as well as a supplemental pick. Sportsnet's Shi Davidi, in his piece on the new CBA, believes the Jays may not sign Johnson and take the two draft picks in 2012.

Kelly Johnson checks his swing during a September 11 contest against Baltimore at the Dome.  The 29 year-old second baseman hit .270 in 33 games with Toronto in 2011.