When Bobby Korecky was recalled earlier Wednesday to take a spot in the bullpen, it was with the understanding that he would only be here for one day and then back on his way to Buffalo. Well, Korecky wasn’t truly here for 8 hours before heading back to the Bisons.
As released by the Jays immediately following today’s game, Toronto has optioned Korecky back to Buffalo in order to make room for outfielder Darin Mastroianni.
Korecky made it into today’s game, with the Blue Jays already down 3-0. However, he proceeded to allow two singles and a walk before recording his first out, then surrendered a bases-clearing double to Kendrys Morales to put the game out of reach. He would stay in the game for two innings overall, allowing four hits and three runs.
He’ll be replaced by Darin Mastroianni, who was perhaps one of the strangest acquisitions of the season. The Blue Jays picked him up off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on April 22nd, and then designated Kenny Wilson for assignment in order to clear roster space. Wilson was then claimed by the Twins two days later, but was placed on waivers by Minnesota a month later, leading to the Blue Jays claiming him back. They’ve both been in Buffalo for the better part of the last month.
The 28-year-old Mastroianni was slashing .290/.376/.420 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI in 44 games with the Buffalo Bisons prior to his call-up. He’ll serve as the right-handed platoon partner for Anthony Gose, a position previously held by Kevin Pillar, who was optioned back to Buffalo earlier today.