Blue Jays designate Nori Aoki for assignment, recall Leonel Campos

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Nori Aoki returns to the dug out after warm up before Major League baseball action against Minnesota Twins in Toronto on Sunday August 27 2017. (Chris Young/CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have designated outfielder Norichika Aoki for assignment ahead of Monday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

Aoki was acquired from Houston as part of the deal that sent Francisco Liriano to the Astros.

He has a .281/.294/.594 slash line in 12 games since joining the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are assigning the 35-year-old to make room for pitcher Leonel Campos, who was recalled from triple-A Buffalo.

Campos has pitched 10.2 innings for Toronto this season and has a 3.38 ERA.

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