Blue Jays call up Lawrence, option Thornton, and claim Peacock from Royals

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Lawrence throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Chris Carlson/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays made some moves on Wednesday, recalling right-handed pitcher Casey Lawrence from Triple-A Buffalo, while sending fellow righty Trent Thornton the other way.

The Blue Jays followed that move up by claiming pitcher Matt Peacock off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

The right-handed Peacock has an ERA of 5.40 over 10 innings in nine appearances this season and a WHIP of 1.60.

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