Blue Jays call up reliever Taylor Cole from triple-A Buffalo

Toronto Blue Jays' starter Mike Bolsinger has been designated for assignment. (Jon Blacker/CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have called up right-handed reliever Taylor Cole from triple-A Buffalo.

In a corresponding move, the Blue Jays have designated pitcher Mike Bolsinger for assignment.

Cole has made just four appearances out of the bullpen for the Buffalo Bisons this season. In those 5.2 innings, the 27-year-old has not allowed a hit and walked just one batter while striking out seven.

Cole was placed on the disabled list back in April and had brief stops in the Gulf Coast League, where he was on a rehab assignment, and in advanced-A with the Dunedin Blue Jays.

A native of Simi Valley, Calif., Cole was selected by the Blue Jays in the 29th round of the 2011 draft. He was previously drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007 and the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008.

Cole has spent the last seven seasons in the Blue Jays minor-league system and has never appeared in a major-league game.

Bolsinger has made 11 appearances for the Blue Jays this season including five starts. He has a 6.31 ERA and has thrown 39 strikeouts in 41 and a third innings.


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