Blue Jays: Ryan Feierabend assigned outright to Triple-A

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 18: Ryan Feierabend #60 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 18: Ryan Feierabend #60 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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Ryan Feierabend has cleared waivers and will be sent outright to Triple-A Buffalo, multiple reports confirmed Sunday night.

According to several reporters (including Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet), LHP Ryan Feierabend has cleared waivers and has been sent outright to Triple-A Buffalo by the Blue Jays.

Feierabend was designated for assignment Friday to make room for Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Cavan Biggio, both of whom were called up in time for Friday’s game.

Feierabend, 33, was signed by the Blue Jays as a free agent this winter. He spent the last three seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).

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From 2006 to 2008, he appeared in 25 games for the Seattle Mariners, 19 of them as a starting pitcher. He racked up a total of 64 strikeouts in 106.0 innings.

In 2014, he briefly appeared in the big leagues for the Texas Rangers, posting a ghastly 6.14 ERA in just 7.1 frames.

In two games for the Blue Jays, he surrendered seven earned runs in 5.2 innings, walking one and striking out four.

With the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, he pitched to an ERA of 2.70 in 16.2 innings, earning two wins in three starts.

According to The Score, Feierabend became the first lefty knuckleballer to start a game in 20 years, the last being Kirt Ojala in 1999 for the Marlins.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo noted that the team didn’t want to use Feierabend out of the pen in his second outing, but was forced to due to the circumstances.

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Feierabend will now join starters Shawn Morimando, Sean Reid-Foley and David Paulino in Buffalo as he tries to work his way back to the majors.

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