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Friday Bantering: Leonel Campos Recalled

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It’s been fairly quiet on the Blue Jays news wire today.

In the most predictable of September call-ups, Leonel Campos has been recalled now that his mandatory 10 days in the minor leagues have passed. Campos was optioned to make room for Brett Anderson on Aug 29th. This is Campos’ seventh time being recalled this season, tying a franchise record (Ryan Tepera was recalled seven times in 2016, and Mike McCoy six times in 2011).

Campos has been a low leverage guy for the Jays. He mainly pitched in games this year where they Jays have been behind, or ahead in the 9th in a non-save situation.

The Jays are now running a 12 man bullpen.

Aaron Sanchez’s agent, Scott Boras, is hopeful his upcoming arbitration talks for his client will be handled in “a very patient and professional way”. Boras was critical of the way the Jays front office handled Aaron’s 2017 contract back in March, after they renewed him for the major-league minimum of $535,000.

Just in case there isn’t enough hype over these two as it is, Bo & Vlad made’s prospect team of the year, in addition to being named (with Danny Jansen) to Baseball America’s 2017 minor league all star team. After being named co-champions of the Florida State League already this week, it’s likely been a glorious few days for these two.

The Tampa Bay/Yankees series next week has been moved to Citi Field in NYC due to Hurricane Irma. After volunteering to host the Astros/Mets series during Hurricane Harvey, Montreal offered their services once again, but was “politely refused”.

Here’s the line-up for tonight. I thought this would be a series where the kids would play a bit more, since these games won’t likely have any impact on the play-offs. Maybe we’ll see more of that this weekend.