The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez along with infielder Ryan Goins.
Sanchez, 22, was shifted into the bullpen from the rotation at triple-A Buffalo with an eye toward a quick ascension to the big-leagues.
He made two relief appearances and is expected to join a Blue Jays bullpen in need of the boost his gilt-edged right arm has the potential to provide.
Overall this season, he’s 0-3 with a 4.19 ERA at Buffalo after going 3-4 with a 3.82 ERA at the start of the season at double-A New Hampshire.
Goins stay could be brief. Steve Tolleson expected to take three-day paternity leave.
— Jamie Campbell (@SNETCampbell) July 22, 2014
Goins, a gifted defender, is batting .285 in 79 games with the Bisons after batting just .150 in 24 games with the Blue Jays in April.
The Blue Jays also brought back Esmil Rogers to provide length in the bullpen.
To make room, the Jays have optioned catcher Erik Kratz and outfielder Darin Mastroianni to Buffalo as well as designating reliever Brad Mills for assignment.