After throwing 52 pitches in 2.2 innings of work tonight in Chicago, reliever Chad Jenkins has been optioned to Buffalo for seemingly the 100th time this season. The righty gave up one earned run off five hits, while striking out three White Sox hitters. Jenkins has actually been a fairly reliable long man this season and his option status has allowed the Blue Jays to rearrange their roster depending on the work load of the bullpen from game to game.
Jenkins optioned to Buffalo. #BlueJays— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) August 16, 2014
Jenkins has appeared in 21 games this season and has a 2.56 ERA with a 3.48 FIP. His sinker has featured a ton of movement and has lead to the righty having a 57.3% ground ball rate. With all of the pitches that had to be thrown by the Jays bullpen in Chicago tonight, it's likely that the player coming the other way from Buffalo will be a reliever. Barring an injury, Jenkins will have to stay in Buffalo for at least ten games before coming back to the big league squad.
Will this be the time we see Sean Nolin make his return to Toronto or maybe the Blue Jays will promote Daniel Norris to try and save the season (they're definitely not going to do that). It could also be a former bullpen piece like Steve Delabar or Sergio Santos getting another opportunity to showcase their quality stuff in Toronto.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> did not announce a corresponding move for Jenkins but it will obviously be a reliever. And it won't be Norris, who pitched tonight</p>— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) <a href="https://twitter.com/gregorMLB/statuses/500490809880612865">August 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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