The Toronto Blue Jays have officially selected top pitching prospect Alek Manoah to the active roster ahead of his first major-league start against the New York Yankees on Thursday in the opening game of a double-header.
Manoah will wear No. 6 for the Blue Jays.
We've selected the contract of RHP Alek Manoah, who will wear number 6 and make his MLB debut
LHP Travis Bergen (left shoulder impingement) placed on 10-day IL
LHP Tommy Milone transferred to 60-day IL pic.twitter.com/9bfwMmHbfr
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 27, 2021
Manoah was supposed to debut on Wednesday night but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. The 23-year-old was 3-0 with a 0.50 ERA across three starts in triple-A Buffalo before his promotion, striking out 27 batters and walking three over 18 innings.
In addition to Manoah's call-up, the Blue Jays have placed left-hander Travis Bergen on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder impingement, transferred Tommy Milone to the 60-day injured list (left shoulder inflammation), and put lefty Anthony Kay on the major-league 10-day IL with a left fourth digit blister (effective May 22).
Right-hander Jeremy Beasley will be activated as the 27th man for the doubleheader.
The first game of Thursday's doubleheader is set to get underway at 4:05 p.m. ET/1:05 p.m. PT, with the second game set to start roughly 30 minutes after the final out of the first game but no earlier than 7:05 p.m. ET/4:05 p.m. PT.