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Jays Roster Moves: Mayza down

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I think we all figured that Joe Biagini would be the one send off to make room for Preston Guilmet, but the Blue Jays decided to send Tim Mayza down instead.

Mayza pitched 2 scoreless innings today, allowing just 1 hit, with 1 strikeout, dropping his ERA to 2.70. Mayza came up on June 1st, pitching 3.2 innings, giving up just 1 hit, no walks with 1 strikeout.

Biagini, on the other hand, gave up a run off 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, bumping his ERA up to 8.31. He’s having a rough time. I’m not sure if it is confidence or if maybe this is him, maybe that rookie season was the outlier.

Preston Guilmet is 30, he’s had all of 21 games, 25 innings in the majors, spread over 4 seasons and 5 teams. In the majors he’s had a 9.36 ERA, with 32 hits, 15 walks and 22 strikeouts. But he’s had a 0.93 ERA in 21 appearances for the Memphis Redbirds, the Cardinals Triple A team. In 29 innings, he’s allowed 9 hits, 3 homers, 5 walks with 35 strikeouts.

He’s always had good numbers in the minors and he really hasn’t been given much of a shot in the majors. so maybe this time he can show why his minor league numbers have been so good.