Blue Jays officially call up Alek Manoah ahead of MLB debut

Alek Manoah says he wouldn't change a day in his life, as he's headed to the MLB after dreaming of making it there one day.

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.

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.

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