Blue Jays designate Royce Clayton

    TORONTO, Aug. 3 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have designated shortstop
ROYCE CLAYTON for assignment and have selected the contract of shortstop RAY
OLMEDO from Syracuse of the International League (AAA).
    CLAYTON, 37, batted .254 with one home run and 12 RBI in 69 games this
season. The 6'0", 200 lb. 17-year veteran was signed in the off-season to a
one-year deal. The Scottsdale, Arizona resident has appeared in 2,100 career
games with 10 different clubs.
    OLMEDO, 26, has spent the 2007 season with Syracuse (AAA) of the
International League. The Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela native is batting .290
with 14 extra base hits and 28 RBI in 97 games (93 at shortstop). Olmedo has
appeared in 171 major league games, all for the Cincinnati Reds over four
seasons, posting a .230 batting average with two home runs and 25 RBI.

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