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Jordan Romano recalled, Blue Jays place Ken Giles on paternity list

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The Giles family get a baby, the Blue Jays bullpen get an extra arm

Jordan Romano #68 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Rogers Centre
Jordan Romano #68 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch 
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According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, prior to their final game against the Dodgers, the Blue Jays have recalled right-handed pitcher Jordan Romano from the triple-A Buffalo Bisons and have placed closer Ken Giles on the paternity list.

Romano was optioned to triple-A after his brief four-game major league stint two months ago, the day after he surrendered a walkoff home run to Christian Vazquez.

The 26-year-old Canadian only pitched three innings with the Bisons before he was placed on the minor-league injured list for just over a month with an oblique issue. He made a rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays before returning to Buffalo where he made four appearances, including one last night where he gave up a run on three hits in his only inning of work.

He has never pitched on back-to-back days in his professional career, so he is likely just the emergency arm tonight in Los Angeles. This weekend, Romano will get to have an in-person experience of a Blue Jays series in Seattle.

Many congratulations to Ken Giles and his wife Stela on their second child! Giles will miss tonight’s game and likely two more this weekend. He must return to the team by Sunday.