Blue Jays recall Addison Barger, designate Daniel Vogelbach for assignment

Madison Shipman and Jamie Campbell discuss Toronto Blue Jays infielder Addison Barger, and how the rookie can improve on a tough first run in the big leagues after being called up for a second time.

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled Addison Barger from triple-A Buffalo.

To make room for Barger, designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach has been designated for assignment.

In his first stint with the team this season, Barger went 1-for-18 in five games. In 50 games with the Buffalo Bisons, the Blue Jays’ No. 6-ranked prospect is hitting .256/.380/.467 with eight home runs and 34 RBI.

“You’ll see him in the outfield, you’ll see him at third,” manager John Schneider said of Barger in an interview on Blair and Barker. “Hopefully there’s a pretty good runway for him to be in there against right-handed pitching.”

Vogelbach was used primarily as a pinch-hitter, hitting .186/.278/.300 with one home run in 79 plate appearances across 31 games this season.

“Just want to point out, thanking Vogey for everything he did,” Schneider said. “Obviously it was a tough runway for him playing-time-wise… But just wanted to say how well-liked he was in here and he just went about things the right way.”

The Blue Jays take on the Cleveland Guardians Friday, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet+.

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