The Blue Jays have designated left-hander Evan Crawford for assignment, tweets Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca. The move was made to create a 40-man roster spot for Dustin McGowan to return from the 60-day DL.
Crawford, a 26-year-old reliever, had not appeared with Toronto this season. His only big league action came in 2012, when he tossed eight innings and posted a 6.75 ERA. Crawford had struggled at High-A and Double-A this season, logging a 5.86 ERA in 27 2/3 innings and posting 4.2 BB/9 against 8.8 K/9.