Blue Jays reinstate INF Breyvic Valera, recall RHP Thomas Hatch

Toronto Blue Jays' Breyvic Valera watches his RBI double against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in New York. The Blue Jays won 6-4 (Adam Hunger/AP).

The Toronto Blue Jays made several roster moves on Thursday prior to their game against the Minnesota Twins.

Infielder Breyvic Valera was reinstated from the COVID-related injured list. Valera will be active on the Blue Jays roster on Thursday.

Right-handed pitcher Thomas Hatch was recalled from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Hatch, who is 0-0 with a 4.70 ERA, will also be active for Thursday's game against the Twins.

Being sent back to the Bisons is left-handed pitcher Taylor Saucedo. The 28-year-old pitched 1.1 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, giving up two runs on four hits.

Infielder Jake Lamb is being designated for assignment. Through 144 at-bats in 2021, Lamb has a .194/.306/.368 slash line with seven home runs and 19 RBIs.

The Blue Jays take on the Twins at 7:40 pm ET/4:40 pm PT on Sportsnet/SN Now.

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