As you may have heard, the Toronto Blue Jays optioned Aaron Loup back to Triple-A Buffalo following the game last night. Also they designated lefty Scott Diamond for assignment.
So, we knew there were going to be corresponding moves before the game in Philadelphia tonight.
INF Andy Burns and LHP Chad Girodo have been recalled from @BuffaloBisons— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 15, 2016
Andy Burns, likely up to give the Jays an option in Left with Michael Saunders ailing, saw a brief stint in the Big Leagues this season making 5 PA's, walking once, and did not register a hit.
In Triple-A so far this season he's sporting a .238/.298/.350 slash with an 85 wRC+.
On the surface it seems like a curious move. The Jays were already down to three Outfielder's before Saunders went down, what with Jose Bautista being forced to DH while recovering from injury. So, why not Dalton Pompey?
Well, this would suggest that Jose Bautista might be ready for a return to Right Field, and the Jays wouldn't want to have Pompey come off the bench when he could be playing every day in Buffalo.
Expect Ezequiel Carrera to take over in Left for the time being.
Lefty reliever Chad Girodo has made 11 appearances with the big club this season, accounting for 8.1 innings. He has a 4.32 ERA, 7.83 FIP, 4.23 xFIP in that time. In 14 innings in Buffalo he has a 1.93 ERA and a 2.89 FIP.