TORONTO – Left-hander Anthony Kay, part of the return from the New York Mets for Marcus Stroman, and right-hander T.J. Zeuch will be among the additional September call-ups for the Toronto Blue Jays, according to an industry source.
Since Kay pitched Sunday for triple-A Buffalo – a messy outing in which he allowed nine runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks in 2.2 innings – he won’t be active immediately but will join the team later.
The 24-year-old struggled initially upon being promoted to triple-A by the Mets but in seven starts at Buffalo, he posted a 2.50 ERA on 33 hits and 22 walks with 39 strikeouts in 36 innings.
Zeuch, a first-round pick in 2016, finished the season strong at Buffalo, posting a 3.69 ERA over 78 innings, allowing 70 hits and 32 walks with 39 strikeouts. The sinkerball specialist threw a no-hitter Aug. 19 at Rochester.
The Blue Jays will need to make additional moves to add both Kay and Zeuch to the 40-man roster.