Blue Jays activate Ken Giles, sign Mike Hauschild

Ken Giles, the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays, talked about his whirlwind experience after being traded by the Houston Astros and his excitement to join his new team.

The Toronto Blue Jays have added reliever Ken Giles to their 25-man roster, meaning he will be eligible to pitch for the club Thursday against the Seattle Mariners.

Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. was optioned to triple-A Buffalo to clear a spot on the major-league roster.

Giles was acquired from the Houston Astros as part of the Roberto Osuna trade on July 30.

The 27-year-old Giles is 0-2 with 12 saves and a 4.99 ERA this season. He was optioned to triple-A Fresno on July 11 after appearing to curse at Astros manager A.J. Hinch when he lifted him from the game.

Toronto is also signing right-handed pitcher Mike Hauschild to add an arm to a beleaguered pitching staff. Hauschild had been with triple-A Fresno this year, pitching to a 4.88 ERA in 19 starts. He appeared in four games with the Texas Rangers in 2017.

Darnell Sweeney has been designated for assignment to clear a spot for Hauschild.

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