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Dayan Viciedo | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays signed OF Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The deal will pay Viciedo $2.5 million if he makes the team out of spring. Viciedo can be a useful player against left-handed pitching, but his days as a viable everyday starting outfielder have gone. Viciedo hit 21 homers last season, so at the very least he can provide some additional pop for the Jays. Feb 28 - 8:55 PM

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A source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Blue Jays and OF Dayan Viciedo have agreed on a minor league deal.

No terms were known. Viciedo was cut loose by the White Sox but still has some value as a right-handed power hitter. The 25-year-old hit 21 homers in 523 at-bats this past season. With Michael Saunders out for a period of time to start the year, he could see time as a starter with the Jays in the early going if he breaks camp with the club.
Feb 28 - 8:19 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics and Blue Jays are among the teams talking to Dayan Viciedo.

Both clubs have an opening in left field following Michael Saunders' (knee) injury, so it makes sense. Viciedo is a poor defender and has a career .298 OPS, but he's also slugged 60 homers over the last three seasons. His ideal landing spot for fantasy purposes would be in Toronto, where his power would play well at Rogers Centre.
Feb 27 - 5:44 PM

According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Indians remain interested in Dayan Viciedo but only if he accepts a minor league deal.

Viciedo was designated for assignment by the White Sox at the end of January and then given his outright release in early February. Multiple teams have come knocking since, but the 25-year-old is probably holding out for a guaranteed major league roster spot. He is a bad defensive outfielder and posted a rough .686 OPS in 2014 with the White Sox, though his power should eventually land him a spot in some team's camp.
Feb 25 - 4:07 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Indians are interested in free agent Dayan Viciedo.

Viciedo has garnered some interest since being released in early February but nothing has advanced to the point of being serious. With the Indians, Viciedo would fill a part-time role -- the club's starting outfield is already set with Michael Brantley, Michael Bourn and David Murphy. The 25-year-old had previously been seeking a starting gig, so it's unclear whether he would accept a deal to be a bench player with the Tribe. The outfielder has also had some interest from the Reds since being released by the White Sox.
Feb 14 - 8:57 PM

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports the Reds and free agent Dayan Viciedo may not be a match on a deal.

"We talked to his representative but I don’t know if we have a fit for him," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "They’re looking for more playing time. With our outfield the way it is, I don’t see it as a good fit." Viciedo was seen as a possibility for the Reds given that two of their projected starters bat left-handed, but their starting outfield currently has no openings for Viciedo to play every day. Once his demands come down -- no team is likely to guarantee Viciedo a starting role -- he may still find a home in Cincinnati.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Feb 7 - 4:58 PM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds are interested in Dayan Viciedo.

The Reds traded for Marlon Byrd earlier this offseason, but they're evidently still interested in added some punch from the right side. Viciedo would surely come cheap after being released by the White Sox earlier this week, though he might be able to find another team willing to offer him more playing time.
Feb 6 - 5:59 PM

White Sox released OF Dayan Viciedo.

The White Sox designated Viciedo for assignment last week, but they were unable to find any takers on the trade front. However, he shouldn't have much trouble attracting interest in free agency. His pop could come in handy, even in a part-time role. Contracts through arbitration aren't fully guaranteed, but the White Sox will still owe Viciedo $733,000 of his originally agreed upon $4.4 million salary for 2015.
Feb 4 - 2:53 PM

White Sox designated OF Dayan Viciedo for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Gordon Beckham on the 40-man roster. The White Sox and Viciedo recently avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million contract, but he became the odd man out on the roster after Melky Cabrera and Adam LaRoche were brought into the fold over the winter. Viciedo batted just .231 with a .686 OPS last season, but he should draw some interest with his pop from the right side of the plate.
Jan 28 - 2:24 PM

White Sox and OF Dayan Viciedo avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million contract.

Viciedo, who made $2.8 million in 2014, was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. Because he was a Super Two player, he remains under team control through 2017. Viciedo turns 26 in March and batted .231 with 21 homers and a .686 OPS last season. Assuming the White Sox can't find a match for him on the trade front, he'll go into the 2015 season without a starting job.
Jan 12 - 5:33 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners have "not made recent progress" in trade talks for Dayan Viciedo.

MLB.com's Scott Merkin reported earlier Thursday that the Mariners were in "serious talks" with the White Sox for Viciedo, but it appears those negotiations have stalled. Viciedo slugged 21 homers in 2014, but that came with a .231 batting average and .281 on-base percentage. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:03:00 PM

MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports the Mariners are in "serious talks" for White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo.

Merkin says Chicago is targeting a Seattle reliever for the return. Viciedo slugged 21 homers in 2014, but that came with a .231 batting average and .281 on-base percentage. He also rates very poorly on defense.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners are showing increased interest in a trade for Dayan Viciedo.

The Mariners have been linked to Viciedo in the past and they are revisiting the possibility as they attempt to land a right-handed bat to play right field. Switch-hitter Melky Cabrera is another possibility, but talks with the free agent outfielder appear stalled at the moment. Viciedo turns 26 in March and batted .231/.281/.405 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI this past season.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:28:00 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the White Sox are telling teams that Dayan Viciedo is available.

Viciedo is currently in line to start in left field for the Sox, but they'd like to upgrade the position and would also prefer to add more bullpen help. The Cuban defector has a sub-.300 OBP in his career and is a butcher in the outfield. However, he has a pair of 20-homer seasons under his belt and has hit .291/.331/.507 in his career versus lefties, so he's a useful piece if deployed correctly.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:46:00 PM

Dayan Viciedo tripled in the White Sox' only run in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Viciedo's three-bagger in the top of the sixth inning got the scoring going, but the Tigers out-scored the White Sox 6-0 the rest of the way. Though Viciedo got back to the 20-homer mark this season, he's hit just .232/.280/.409 overall.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 04:17:00 PM

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SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
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3B1Josh Donaldson
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