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Ryan Dull, Yennsy Diaz return to the Blue Jays to bolster the bullpen

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Lourdes Gurriel placed on the 60-day injured list (appendicitis) to make room for Ryan Dull

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Ryan Dull is back with the Blue Jays
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The Blue Jays are coming upon the second coming of Ryan Dull. Dull was claimed on waivers from the Yankees a week ago but was designated for assignment before he appeared in a game for Toronto when they claimed tonight’s two-hitter Breyvic Valera.

Dull passed through outright waivers and was a candidate to join the likes of Brian Jeroloman and Ty Kelly as phantom Blue Jays until he was selected to the roster today. Yennsy Diaz was recalled today as well to give the Jays a couple of fresh arms after using 10 pitchers on Monday and eight yesterday.

Although it is questionable how effective Diaz and Dull would be: with the minor league season over they haven’t pitched since September 1 and September 14, respectively.

To make room for Dull’s return, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was placed on the 60-day injured list in his recovery from the appendix surgery, which went well, according to him. Also reporting good news is Bo Bichette, who had experienced his first symptom-free day after he was hit on the head with a pitch last week.

Tonight, Charlie Montoyo decided to bat Billy McKinney and Valera right at the top of the Blue Jays lineup for some reason. Anthony Alford is not in the starting lineup again and Justin Smoak is still out.

In the latest update to the Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map, DULL makes a return and GURRIEL goes out of service.

Toronto Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map 2019, version 33
Toronto Blue Jays Roster Tree Route Map 2019, version 33. Updated on 2019-09-25.
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