June 6, 2023

TORONTO. On Monday, the Toronto Blue Jays positioned linebacker Santiago Espinal on a 10-day damage record with proper hamstring irritation.

In a corresponding transfer, the Blue Jays recalled infielder Otto Lopez from the Buffalo affiliate for Toronto’s recreation on the identical day towards the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Espinal left Saturday’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles with hamstring discomfort after stealing second base within the seventh inning. His placement on the damage record is retroactive to Could 21.

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The 28-year-old from the Dominican Republic has one dwelling run and a .205 batting common in 25 video games this season.

Lopez, a 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic, has but to play for the Blue Jays this season. In 9 at-bats final yr, he received three runs.

The Blue Jays have misplaced 4 video games in a row and are in final place within the American League East in a four-game street streak towards the league-leading Rays.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed on Could 22, 2023.

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