Blue Jays recall Carl Edwards Jr., designate Ty Tice for assignment

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. throws during the seventh inning in Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right-handed reliever Carl Edwards Jr. and designated fellow righty Ty Tice for assignment.

Edwards will be active for Sunday's game against Cleveland in the opener of a doubleheader. The 29-year-old made one appearance for the Atlanta Braves before getting designated for assignment then electing for free agency.

In four games with the triple-A Buffalo Bisons, Edwards has not allowed a run, has three strikeouts and no walks over four innings. In 200 career appearances with the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Braves, he has recorded a 3.68 ERA with 243 strikeouts in 181.0 innings.

Tice has appeared in four games for the Blue Jays this season posting a 5.14 ERA in seven innings while striking out seven batters.

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