Blue Jays recall Teoscar Hernández from Triple-A Buffalo

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 15: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of the game on April 15, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All players are wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 15: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of the game on April 15, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All players are wearing number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Outfielder Teoscar Hernández rejoins the Toronto Blue Jays after a stint in Triple-A, according to a team announcement.

According to an official team announcement, the Blue Jays have recalled outfielder Teoscar Hernández from Triple-A Buffalo, sending down outfielder Jonathan Davis to take his place.

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.

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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.

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