Blue Jays recall Sean Reid-Foley from Triple-A Buffalo

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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 01: Sean Reid-Foley #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on April 1, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 01: Sean Reid-Foley #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on April 1, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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The Blue Jays have recalled RHP Sean Reid-Foley and have optioned RHP Jordan Romano ahead of Sunday’s finale against the Boston Red Sox.

According to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays have recalled pitcher Sean Reid-Foley from Triple-A Buffalo, optioning Jordan Romano to make room on the 25-man roster. Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun was among those to confirm the report minutes later.

Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae was the first to report that Reid-Foley had joined the team at Fenway Park early Sunday morning.

Reid-Foley, 23, hasn’t exactly pitched well this season with the Bisons, boasting a 5.87 ERA in 69.0 innings, striking out 77 and walking 51.

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Still, he’s pitched quite well over his last three starts, going 14.2 frames and allowing six earned runs. Over that stretch, he held opposing hitters to a slash line of .196/.328/.272 and earned a win.

Romano, 26, was called up by the Blue Jays on  June 12 and pitched 5.1 frames, allowing three earned runs on two hits, striking out 11 and walking just a single batter.

A 10th-round pick in 2014, Romano was plucked by the Chicago White Sox in this year’s Rule 5 draft and was traded to the Texas Rangers before being returned to Toronto on March 24.

As many have already suggested, this move is likely a quick switch so that Romano, one of the team’s most intriguing bullpen arms, can get some rest before rejoining the team.

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Of course, this will also serve as somewhat of a second tryout for Reid-Foley, who has appeared in eight major-league contests over the past two seasons. More to come.

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