Blue Jays’ Nick Kingham designated for assignment, Pannone recalled

Toronto Blue Jays' Nick Kingham delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday with left-hander Thomas Pannone recalled in a corresponding move.

Kingham appeared in 10 games for Toronto after being acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in June for cash.

He posted a 2-1 record with a 3.50 earned-run average over 18 innings with the Blue Jays along with a 1.61 WHIP.

Pannone was recalled for the fourth time this season from triple-A Buffalo and will start Thursday’s afternoon game against the Boston Red Sox. He made it to Boston in time after having his flight from Buffalo cancelled.

In 24 games, including two starts, the 25-year-old Pannone has a 2-3 record and 6.18 ERA over 39.1 innings.

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