Blue Jays activate Jacob Waguespack, option Sean Reid-Foley

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TORONTO, ON - JUNE 28: Sean Reid-Foley #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during a MLB game against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre on June 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 28: Sean Reid-Foley #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during a MLB game against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre on June 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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Sean Reid-Foley has been optioned to make room for Jacob Waguespack, who was activated from the injured list Wednesday afternoon.

According to an official team announcement, the Blue Jays have optioned RHP Sean Reid-Foley to Triple-A Buffalo and have activated RHP Jacob Waguespack from the 10-day injured list as a corresponding move.

Waguespack had been placed on the injured list on May 29 with a right shoulder strain.

Reid-Foley, 23, was recalled to the big leagues on June 23 and appeared in three games since then. In 10.2 innings, he’s pitched to a 1.69 ERA while allowing seven hits and four walks.

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Additionally, he held hitters to a slash line of .184/.262/.289 and struck out nine all while allowing just two earned runs. According to Baseball Reference, he threw 62% of his pitches for strikes .

After the news broke, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet noted that Reid-Foley “appeared (understandably) frustrated”.

Sportsnet’s Arash Madani, who spoke with Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo following Tuesday’s game, was among those to report that Waguespack would “probably” start in Wednesday’s game, as Reid-Foley, the scheduled starter, was used in Tuesday’s contest.

Waguespack, 25, pitched to an ERA of 4.50 in four innings with the big club this season. In 52.2 innings with the Bisons, he tallied two wins and six losses, striking out 52 and walking 25, pitching to an ERA of 5.30.

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At this point, there is no word as to how long Reid-Foley will spend in Triple-A, though many have already speculated that he’ll get the call back after the All-Star Break. More to come.

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