Looks like Casey Janssen is ready to return to the Jays. In order to make room in the pen, Luiz Perez has lost out and has been optioned back to the 51's in the PCL.
I for one am quite happy that Casey is back as I think he really can be one of our best relieving options, hopefully Farrell is able to work him into a game soon to see what we have and maybe he can help out at the back end of the games that have gone badly lately.
Our bullpen now contains, Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Jason Frasor, Marc Rzepczynski, Octavio Dotel, Casey Janssen and Shawn Camp.
Full press release after the jump. Welcome back Casey.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
BLUE JAYS REINSTATE JANSSEN
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have reinstated RHP CASEY JANSSEN from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned LHP LUIS PEREZ to Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
JANSSEN, 29, was placed on the 15-day DL on June 17 (retro to June 15) with a right forearm strain. The Huntington Beach, California resident appeared in 28 games for the Blue Jays this season, going 2-0 with one save and a 2.93 ERA. His .295 opponents slugging percentage ranks 1st on the club. The right-hander appeared in five games on a rehab assignment for New Hampshire (AA) without allowing a run in five innings.
PEREZ, 26, returns to Las Vegas (AAA) after his second recall on May 23. The left-hander made 21 appearances since his recall going 1-2 with a 3.06 ERA, striking out 27 and walking just nine. Overall the Guayubin, Dominican Republic native has made 24 appearances in his rookie season, posting a 3.57 ERA.