The Toronto Blue Jays have made a flurry of roster moves as they cope with the effects of Friday’s 19-inning marathon loss to the Cleveland Indians.
The club placed infielder Ryan Goins on the 15-day disabled list with forearm tightness and optioned right-hander Bo Schultz to triple-A Buffalo, while recalling pitchers Drew Hutchison and Aaron Loup.
Goins made his first major league pitching appearance on Friday — a day that saw the Blue Jays use seven relievers and two position players on the mound. He allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases in the 18th inning, but escaped the jam unscathed. His pitches were clocked between 73 and 90 mph.
Hutchison, who competed for a rotation spot in spring training, returns to the Blue Jays for the first time since his spot start on April 24, when he allowed two runs over 5.2 innings to defeat the Oakland A’s.
The 25-year-old right-hander has been excellent for the Bisons this season, posting a 6-3 record with a 2.78 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 15 starts. He’s allowed just 62 hits over 87.1 innings while striking out 97 and holding opponents to a .199 average.
Schultz pitched admirably for the Blue Jays on Friday, tossing 2.2 innings of scoreless relief while working out of a few jams.
The left-handed Loup appeared in seven games for Toronto earlier this season before being optioned to triple-A. He missed the first two months of the season with an elbow injury.