Blue Jays activate Buchholz from injured list, reinstate Giles


Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clay Buchholz delivers a pitch. (Fred Thornhill/CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have activated Clay Buchholz from the 60-day injured list and reinstated Ken Giles from the paternity list, the team announced.

To make room for Buchholz and Giles, right-handers Brock Stewart and Justin Shafer have been optioned.

In a separate move, right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham has been designated for assignment.

Buchholz had been dealing with a Grade 2 strain in his right shoulder since early May. The 35-year-old has a 6.57 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 12:6 K:BB through 24.2 innings this season.

Giles was placed on the paternity list on August 22 and, after spending a few days away attending to the birth of his son, will make his return to the Blue Jays. On the season, he boasts a 1.80 ERA and 1.13 WHIP while striking out 65 across 40 innings.

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