The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off of a dominating three-game series sweep against the Boston Red Sox which featured numerous long-balls at Fenway Park.
Tonight they open up a 10-game home stand starting with the 2013 American League West division winning Oakland Athletics.
This move will clear a spot on the 40-man roster which will be filled by Australian born right-hander Liam Hendriks. Toronto made the move before today’s game against the Athletics which would be his Blue Jays debut according to MLB.com.
Veteran pitcher R.A. Dickey was scheduled to make the start tonight but was pushed back to Saturday.
Hendriks started eight games while appearing in 10 total with the Minnesota Twins last season -completing 47 1/3 innings where he gave up 67 hits, 39 runs (36 earned), 10 home runs and 14/34 BB/K’s. He had himself a rough 2013 campaign but Toronto took a chance and claimed him off waivers. There must be something that Minnesota was unable to see after his 1-3 season.
The young right-hander went 5-0 with a 1.48 ERA over 10 games through eight starts with Triple-A Buffalo before having his contract purchased.