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Jays call up Brett Anderson, option Leonel Campos

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We don’t have a picture of Anderson as a Blue Jay yet.
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We knew this was coming today. Brett Anderson has been officially called up by the Jays and Leonel Campos gets optioned, after being called up yesterday.

Anderson was a pretty good pitcher, until injuries derailed his career. In 133 games, 121 starts, he has a 3.99 ERA. In 707.2 innings, he’s allowed 755 hits, 195 walks, with 523 strikeouts.

He made two starts in Buffalo, and had a 0.93 ERA. In 9.2 innings, he allowed 4 hits, 2 walks and had 3 strikeouts.

We really could use someone that can pitch us deep into a game, but I don’t think anyone like that is going to pop up suddenly.

Campos has been up and down more times than I can count, but Minor League tells me he’s been optioned 7 times (which doesn’t say much for my counting skills). ML also says that Ryan Tepera was optioned 7 times last year and Mike McCoy was optioned 7 times in 2011. If it isn’t a club record it should be.

Campos has pitched in 10 games for us. 3.09 ERA, 11.2 inning, 10 hits, 2 home runs, 7 walks and 12 strikeouts. Batters have hit .227/.346/.477 off him, in 52 PA.

Good luck tonight Brett, we really could use a great start. See you soon Leonel.