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Dayan Viciedo | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays released OF Dayan Viciedo.
Viciedo would have made $2.8 million if he was in the majors this season. He was hitting close to the Mendoza Line in spring ball, with no homers and no walks, so this decision doesn't come as much of a surprise. The outfielder will try to catch on elsewhere. Mar 31 - 11:42 AM

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Dayan Viciedo went 0-for-4 against the Orioles on Wednesday, dropping his average to .219.

Viciedo has no homers and no walks in 33 at-bats. It's starting to look like he won't have a spot on the Jays, not with the team having to pay him $2.8 million if he's in the major leagues.
Mar 25 - 5:48 PM

Dayan Viciedo was scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League game due to a right foot infection.

It's not clear whether the infection is serious. Viciedo signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on February 28 that will pay him $2.8 million while he's in the major leagues. If his health cooperates, he should get starts at DH and in left field this year against left-handed pitching.
Mar 9 - 2:52 PM

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

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

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