TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays recalled outfielder Brad Glenn from triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and optioned Kevin Pillar down to the Bisons.
Glenn, 27, will make his big-league debut when he’s inserted into the lineup. The right-handed hitter has been scorching hot since his promotion from double-A New Hampshire to Buffalo, posting a .381/.421/.575 slash line in 30 games with four homers and 22 RBIs.
Asked if Pillar's frustration for being PH for led to him being sent down, Gibbons replied: "It didn't help. This is a team game" #bluejays
— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) June 25, 2014
He batted .235/.335/.417 in 36 games with the Fisher Cats.
Glenn has some pop, hitting a career high 26 homers with single-A Dunedin in 2011.
Pillar was recalled earlier this week to help cover for the day-to-day Jose Bautista and went 0-for-3 in Tuesday’s 7-6 win over the Yankees. He’s batting .225/.220/300 in 26 games with the Blue Jays this season.
Blue Jays also designated infielder Jonathan Diaz for assignment in a move that creates a 40-man roster spot for Glenn.