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Blue Jays call up Thomas Pannone for big league debut

Travis Aylward
DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Thomas Pannone
DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Thomas Pannone /
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Thomas Pannone has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo to make his big league debut against the Red Sox, hoping to avoid the sweep for the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays have called up LHP Thomas Pannone to the big league club, and have sent RHP Mike Hauschild down to Buffalo in a corresponding roster move, per the team.

Pannone was handed an 80 game suspension before the season started due to use of PED’s, although Pannone claims he has no idea how the PED’s got in his system. The young left-hander even took a polygraph test, essentially a lie detector test, to prove he had no idea how they got in his system. Pannone reportedly scored one of the highest scores possible.

Hauschild was picked up off of waivers from the Astros organization. The right-hander pitched six no-hit innings in relief against the Mariners in his Blue Jays debut. Last night, we got to see the real Mike Hauschild though – he lasted just 2.2 innings giving up three hits and four runs.

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Due to injuries and underperformance of Jaime Garcia, he has been moved to the bullpen which has opened a void in the Jays rotation. They have tried doing “bullpen days”, which haven’t gone well at all. Panonne is in the bullpen for now, but he is a candidate to start Monday’s game, as well as Sean Reid-Foley.

Getting to see young starters in a lost season is a better option than “bullpen days”, as was written about by our own Chris Henderson recently. Hopefully, Pannone can offer the Blue Jays some solid innings as well in the opportunity. The team has benefitted from the surprisingly solid performances from the likes of Ryan Borucki, and Sam Gaviglio this year, and will hope to have the same luck with Pannone.

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