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Joaquin Benoit is out with a 'torn calf', similar to Brett Cecil injury in last year's playoffs. I'd imagine he's gone for the season, but never know, Brett was looking to come back quickly last year. Devon Travis is 'day-to-day' with shoulder soreness. No word yet on who was moved to make room for Smith on the roster.

The Blue Jays are going to promote right-handed pitcher Chris Smith to the team. To add Smith, the Jays have to remove someone from the 40-man roster. I’m afraid it is likely to be Joaquin Benoit going on the 60-day DL. I could be wrong, but that’s my guess.

Smith spent most of the season in New Hampshire, and had a 1.89 ERA there, in 43 appearances. in 57 innings, he allowed 44 hits, 2 home runs, 21 walks with 76 strikeouts. He also had 3.2 innings in Buffalo at the end of the season, with 1 earned, 2 hits, 1 homer, 1 walks and 5 strikeouts.

I’m sure we will hear the other half of this move soon, likely just as I hit post.

Mark Shapiro figures there will be suspension coming out of last night’s silliness.

Of course, any suspension will be served at the start of next season.

Arden Zwelling tells us that last night’s troubles weren’t all about last night, which we knew. There have been a number of pitches up an in, over the last while.

And I didn't know Andy Burns was around:

Tonight's lineup: