Blue Jays Quick Hits: Josh Winckowski, Cody Allen, and more

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 8: Cody Allen #37 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks back to the mound after giving up a two-run home run to JaCoby Jones of the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on May 8, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 10-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MAY 8: Cody Allen #37 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks back to the mound after giving up a two-run home run to JaCoby Jones of the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on May 8, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Angels 10-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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Toronto Blue Jays news and notes from June 22nd, including the status of some former Blue Jays and the promotion of a Low-A pitcher.

Could the Blue Jays be in on Allen?

Recently released RHP Cody Allen is drawing interest from “no less than 11 clubs”, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. With the Blue Jays starved of competent arms, could they be among those teams? Despite a rocky start with the Angels (6.26 ERA, 8.34 FIP, 23.0 IP, 29 SO, 20 BB, 0-2), Allen, 30, is 10th among active players in saves.

Blue Jays Agree to Terms with Lebron, Caracci, Santiago

According to the team’s official transactions page, the Blue Jays have agreed to terms with 2019 draft picks RHP Parker Caracci (21st round, 627th overall), RHP Jackxarel Lebron (16th round, 477th overall), and SS Glenn Santiago (10th round, 297th overall). Lebron and Caracci have been assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays, while Santiago has been assigned to the team’s Dominican Summer League affiliate.

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Updates on Former Blue Jays

Many former Blue Jays have been part of roster moves over the past two weeks, with many joining new teams: RHPs Danny Farquhar (NYY) and Drew Storen (KCR) were released by their clubs, while Drew Hutchison signed a minor-league deal with the Twins. Infielder Darnell Sweeney inked a MiLB deal with Pittsburgh, while Brett Lawrie was released by the Brewers.

Winckowski Promoted to Dunedin

According to the Naples Daily News, Lansing Lugnuts righty Josh Winckowski is being promoted from Lansing to High-A Dunedin. Winckowski, a 15th round pick in 2016, has pitched to a stellar 2.32 ERA in 73.2 innings this season, striking out 71 and walking 26 in 13 starts, six of which he won.

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Paulino Placed on IL  

Buffalo Bisons RHP David Paulino has been placed on the 7-day injured list, broadcaster Pat Malacaro reported on Twitter. Paulino, 25, was acquired by the Blue Jays last season in the Roberto Osuna trade and has pitched to an ERA of 3.45 in 28.2 frames so far for Buffalo this season.

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