Blue Jays select contract of lefty Saucedo, option Beasley


Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Jeremy Beasley throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during his Blue Jays debut in the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (Mike Carlson/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tayler Saucedo, who will be active for Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

In corresponding moves, the Blue Jays optioned right-hander Jeremy Beasley to triple-A Buffalo and transferred reliever A.J. Cole to the 60-day injured list.

Saucedo is 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 0.857 WHIP in 10 appearances in triple-A this season. The 27-year-old is a 21st-round pick of the Blue Jays from 2015.

Beasley has pitched in five games for Toronto in 2021, posting a 6.75 ERA over 6.2 innings pitched. Cole, meanwhile, was placed on the 10-day injured list on June 2 due to neck soreness after putting up a 1.13 ERA with seven strikeouts in eight innings for the Blue Jays.

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