The Toronto Blue Jays have announced the team has recalled pitcher Brock Stewart while optioning Yennsy Diaz back to New Hampshire.
The Blue Jays plucked Brock Stewart on waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. The hurler never made an appearance for the herd before being summoned back to the majors.
Stewart made three relief appearances for the Dodgers this season allowing eight earned runs in four innings of work. The 27-year old sports a 5.46 earned run average in 36 MLB appearances spread over four seasons.
Stewart will be the 33rd pitcher the Blue Jays have utilized when he takes the ball for manager Charlie Montoyo.
In order to make room on the 25-man roster for Stewart, the Jays optioned rookie Yennsy Diaz back to Double-A. Diaz made his MLB debut a night earlier and battled nerves while having difficulty locating the strike zone. The 22-year old allowed two runs while walking four Orioles in 0.2 innings of work.
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Prior to the call-up, Diaz had made 21 appearances for the Fisher Cats including 19 starts going 8-7 with a 4.15 earned run average while fanning 88 in 112.2 innings of work.
The Blue Jays also announced they released Alen Hanson who they acquired in the Kevin Pillar trade. Hanson played 18 games with the big club before being demoted to Triple-A registering an uninspiring .163/.229/.163 line in 18 games.
Hanson wasn’t much better with the Bisons hitting .187/.232/.271 with three homers in 48 games leading to his subsequent release.
The Jays are 6-2 on their latest road trip as the kids continue to provide glimpses of what the future holds. Bo Bichette just tied an MLB mark with nine extra-base hits in his first eight games. The rookie is now hitting .417 with a 1.295 OPS with three round-trippers and six doubles in his first 36 at-bats.