The Blue Jays introduced they’ve reinstated right-hander Patrick Murphy from the 60-day injured checklist. Reliever Carl Edwards Jr. was positioned on the 10-day IL with a left indirect pressure. Fellow reliever Travis Bergen was activated from the 10-day IL and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto had a emptiness on the 40-man roster, so no extra transfer was required to accommodate Murphy’s reinstatement.
Murphy will step proper into the Jays MLB bullpen. The 26-year-old made a short main league debut final season, tossing six innings over 4 appearances. In that point, he flashed a sinker that averaged slightly below 97 MPH and a mid-80s energy curveball. A former third-round decide, Murphy has lengthy been thought-about one of many extra fascinating pitching prospects within the Toronto system. Sadly, he’s been delayed by a collection of accidents, together with a Tommy John process and surgical procedure to right thoracic outlet syndrome.
Regardless of the well being woes, Murphy’s stuff and monitor file of acceptable of strike-throwing within the minors has continued to intrigue evaluators. He entered this yr among the many high 30 prospects within the group in accordance with every of Baseball America, Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs and Keith Regulation of the Athletic. One other injury- this time a sprained AC joint in his shoulder- had stored Murphy from pitching this season till in the present day’s activation.
Edwards left final evening’s recreation in opposition to the Yankees after going through only one hitter. Signed to a minor league deal final month, Edwards has made six appearances since being chosen to the 40-man roster. He’s since allowed 4 runs in 5 1/3 innings, hanging out 5 whereas issuing a pair of walks.