Blue Jays place Carrera on DL, recall Smith Jr.

Toronto Blue Jays' Ezequiel Carrera has been placed on the disabled list. (Mike Carlson/AP)

TORONTO – A fractured right foot sent Ezequiel Carrera to the disabled list Wednesday, with Dwight Smith Jr. called up to take his place.

Carrera, who was using crutches in the Blue Jays’ clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, played Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Smith Jr. was promoted to take Carrera’s place in the lineup, but his stay at the MLB level could be a short one. The Blue Jays expect Steve Pearce to return to their lineup against the Chicago White Sox this weekend.

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