|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
NOVEMBER 4, 2019
BLUE JAYS ROSTER MOVES
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have announced the following roster moves: ·
LHP RYAN BORUCKI, OF LOURDES GURRIEL JR, LHP TIM MAYZA and RHP MATT SHOEMAKER have been reinstated from the 60-day injured list. ·
2B DEVON TRAVIS, LHP BUDDY BOSHERS, RHP BROCK STEWART and RHP RYAN DULL have been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo. Boshers has elected free agency. ·
RHP RYAN TEPERA has been designated for assignment.
BORUCKI, 25, began the 2019 season on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation and was transferred to the 60-day injured list on April 15 (retroactive to March 25). He made four rehab starts across three levels before being reinstated on July 21. The lefty recorded two starts with Toronto before returning to the injured list on July 31 (retroactive to July 28) with left elbow inflammation for the remainder of the season. He underwent surgery to remove a spur in his left elbow on August 8 with Dr. James Andrews.
GURRIEL, 26, hit .277 (87-for-314) with 19 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 50 RBI in 84 games last season. He was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on April 15 where he hit .276 (34-for-123) in 31 contests for the Bisons and was recalled on May 24. The right-handed hitter was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain from August 10 to September 13. He then missed the final four games of the season after undergoing an appendectomy and was placed on the 60-day injured list on September 25.
MAYZA, 27, held a 1-3 record with a 4.91 ERA across a team leading 68 relief appearances with Toronto last season. He was placed on the 60-day injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow on September 18. The lefty holds a 4-3 record with a 4.67 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over three seasons with Toronto.
SHOEMAKER, 33, made five starts before landing on the 10-day injured list with left knee sprain on April 21. He missed the remainder of the season after undergoing ACL reconstruction and medial meniscus repair on April 30, and was placed on the 60-day injured list on May 15. In his five outings in 2019, the seven-year veteran held a 3-0 record with a 1.57 ERA, nine walks and 24 strikeouts across 28.2 innings.
TRAVIS, 28, missed the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery on his left knee and was placed on the 60-day injured list on March 25. The West Palm Beach, FL, native has a career batting average of .274 with 35 home runs, 153 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in four seasons with Toronto
. BOSHERS, 31, held a 0-3 record with a 4.05 ERA across 27 relief appearances with Toronto last season. The 6-3, 222 lb. left-handed pitcher was signed by the Blue Jays as a free agent on May 22 and was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. He made his first career start on August 30 against the Dodgers and did not allow a run over his last 10 appearances of the season. The Huntsville, AL, native has accumulated a career record of 3-3 with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over four seasons with three different teams.
DULL, 30, was claimed off waivers by Toronto on September 18 and made his only appearance as a Blue Jay on September 27 against the Rays where he struck out three batters in 1.1 innings of relief. The 5-9, 185 lb. right-handed pitcher had played in 10 Major League games for the Athletics and Yankees before joining the Blue Jays, posting a 13.50 ERA with seven walks and 12 strikeouts over 11.1 innings. During his five-year career, the Winston-Salem, NC, native has accumulated an 8-9 record with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP while recording 170 strikeouts across 171.1 innings.
STEWART, 27, recorded a 4-0 record with a 8.31 ERA across 10 relief appearances as a Blue Jay, striking out 16 batters in 21.2 innings pitched. The 6-3, 215 lb. right-handed pitcher was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31 and assigned to Triple-A Buffalo. Stewart earned a win each of his first three games with the Blue Jays, becoming the seventh player in team history to do so. The Normal, IL, native has pitched in 46 games over the course of four Major League seasons with the Dodgers and Blue Jays, combining for a 6.05 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP with 87 strikeouts in 105.2 innings.
TEPERA, 32, put together a 0-2 record with a 4.98 ERA across 22 relief appearances and one start last season. He started the season on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation and made his season debut on April 18. The righty made 12 appearances before returning to the injured list on May 21 with a right elbow impingement. The Houston, TX, native has a career record of 12-11 with a 3.64 ERA across five seasons with Toronto.