Blue Jays recall Sierra to fill in for Bautista

Moises Sierra was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Moises Sierra is coming back to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The team announced on Wednesday that they have recalled outfielder Moises Sierra from triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays needed an additional outfielder with Jose Bautista going on the 15-day DL after he aggravated a bone bruise in his left hip in Tuesday’s doubleheader against the New York Yankees.

“I’m not expecting to be shut down,” Bautista told Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi after a 3-2 loss to the Yankees. “From what the doctor said, and I have full trust in his diagnosis, after the two weeks he expects the bone bruise to be somewhat healed if not completely, then after that a couple days of baseball action, and I’ll be ready to go.”

The 25-year-old Sierra is hitting .261 with 18 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 51 RBIs in 100 games in triple-A this season.

He played 49 games with the Blue Jays last season, batting .224 with six home runs and 15 RBI.

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