Blue Jays: Rafael Dolis returns, prospect optioned to Buffalo
The Blue Jays announced on Sunday morning that they would be activating Rafael Dolis from the 10-day injured list.
Dolis last pitched on June 16 when he threw just four pitches against the New York Yankees after feeling some numbness in his pitching hand. The 33-year old veteran right hander was able to avoid any long term injury and just needed rest.
Dolis has had a rocky season and has allowed runs in six of his last 11 outings (other than the June 16-four pitch outing). In those 11 outings, he has tossed 8.1 innings, surrendering 13 hits, eight walks and 10 earned runs. Dolis has posted a 5.14 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP on the season while averaging nearly one walk per inning pitched.
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated relief pitcher Rafael Dolis from the injured list and optioned LHP Nick Allgeyer to AAA.
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As the Blue Jays move into the second half of the season, Dolis needs to be put on a short leash and it might not be long until they move on from him. The team needs drastic improvement in the bullpen and it will be on Dolis to show if he can be a contributor to the club or not.
The club had to make a corresponding move to add Dolis and as such, prospect Nick Allgeyer was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. This was Allgeyer’s second stint with the Blue Jays this season, however did not make an appearance in his first go around. The 25-year old left hander made his Major League debut on Friday night when he pitched a clean ninth inning as he was able to retire Austin Meadows, Randy Arozarena and Joey Wendle on 14 pitches.
Allgeyer has made nine appearances in Buffalo this season and posted a 4.24 ERA while averaging 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
Robbie Ray takes the mound on Sunday in hopes of finishing off a series sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays. If the club can pick up the win, they will be two games behind the Rays for a Wild Card position.