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Blue Jays roster moves: Bo Schultz, David Aardsma

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Sep 4, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Bo Schultz (47) pitches against Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Orioles beat Jays 10 - 2. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 4, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Bo Schultz (47) pitches against Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Orioles beat Jays 10 - 2. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Bo Schultz has been on a rehab assignment for the Blue Jays while recovering from hip surgery

The Toronto Blue Jays made a pair of roster moves on Sunday morning that impact their triple-A Buffalo roster. Relief pitcher Bo Schultz has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to the Bisons, where he’s been pitching at the tail end of his rehab stint (hip).

Schultz, the hard-throwing right-hander, has worked three and a third innings at the triple-A level after a handful of appearances in single-A Dunedin and double-A New Hampshire. He’s allowed 11 earned runs  over seven and two thirds innings pitched cumulatively (12.91 ERA) and walked seven batters.


There’s still potential for Schultz to be a bullpen contributor throughout the season, however, as the Blue Jays continue to churn the final spot in their ‘pen and deal with inevitable injuries. After making his MLB debut briefly with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014, Schultz pitched 43 innings for Toronto last season with a respectable 3.56 ERA.

Aardsma sent to extended spring training

David Aardsma has been assigned from triple-A Buffalo to extended spring training.

Editor’s note:  In the original story, I failed to note that this type of transaction is common at the minor league level as there is no cap on the extended spring roster. Often this move is not made to actually send the player back to extended spring, but to offer some brief roster flexibility on a capped double-A or triple-A roster. We’ll keep you posted with any coming roster assignment.

The right-hander allowed a run on three hits and a walk in his inning and a third of work last night versus Pawtucket, bringing his ERA to 5.27.

Aardsma had been working as Buffalo’s closer at different points, and has a major league track record at the position. Between 2009 and 2010, Aardsma saved 69 ball games for the Seattle Mariners with a 2.90 ERA. Last season with the Atlanta Braves, he pitched 30.2 innings with a 4.70 ERA and 35 strikeouts.

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