Outfielder Teoscar Hernández rejoins the Toronto Blue Jays after a stint in Triple-A, according to a team announcement.
Hernández, 26, was sent down on May 16 and proceeded to appear in 19 games for Buffalo, slashing .253/.313/.480 with five home runs and 21 strikeouts in 75 at-bats.
Prior to being demoted, he was slashing .189/.262/.299 in 39 games with a whopping 42 strikeouts in 127 at-bats. He hit three home runs and walked just 13 times, adding three doubles.
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Davis, 27, was stellar in the field but was unable to make any impact at the dish, boasting a disheartening .381 OPS in 51 plate appearances. He struck out 13 times in 17 games and racked up just 10 total bases, equal to roughly 0.19 per PA.
A glove-first outfielder, Davis was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2013 and played 20 games last season in the bigs, slashing an equally depressing .200/.259/.499 in 25 at-bats.
According to Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins, who spoke with the media (including Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi) Wednesday afternoon, Hernández is expected to be the team’s primary centre-fielder.
Previously, TSN’s Scott Mitchell posited that the team could bring Hernández back up at some point in the near future.
Hernández will likely be sharing the centre-field position with fellow outfielder Randal Grichuk, who has appeared in 40 games in that position thus far.