The Blue Jays announced some roster moves prior to tonight’s game with the Yankees, including the news that right-hander Rafael Dolis has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger strain. In addition, outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has been placed on the paternity list. Filling the roster spots will be right-hander T.J. Zeuch (called up from Triple-A to start tonight’s game) and outfielder Jared Hoying, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A. Carl Edwards Jr. has been moved from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL to open up a 40-man roster spot for Hoying.
The injury continues a tough season for Dolis, who has a 5.14 ERA/4.86 SIERA over 21 innings. After overcoming some notable control issues (14% walk rate) to post a 1.50 ERA over 24 frames for Toronto in 2020, the free passes became even more of a problem this year, with Dolis walking 17.3% of all batters faced. That is the ninth-highest walk rate of any hurler in baseball this season with at least 20 innings pitched.
Zeuch will get the start in place of Steven Matz, who is recovering from a positive (but asymptomatic) COVID-19 test. Since the Jays have an off-day on Monday, this could potentially be the only game they need to fill if Matz is able to return as quickly as possible, though Zeuch could put himself in line for another start with a solid performance tonight. The 25-year-old righty has 46 career MLB innings to his record since 2019, including a 6.75 ERA over 12 frames of work this season. Zeuch has been used as a starter, reliever, and bulk pitcher (behind an opener) during his brief career, so the Blue Jays have some flexibility in how they’ll use him as Matz’s replacement.
Hoying signed a minor league contract with Toronto in May, and he now might be lined up for his first bit of big league action since 2017. Hoying’s MLB resume consists of 74 games and a .220/.262/.288 slash line over 126 plate appearances with the Rangers in 2016-17. After a brief stay in the Angels organization on a minor league deal, Hoying joined the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO, hitting .284/.345/.498 over 1249 PA in parts of three seasons in South Korea.
RIP he was so young
yeah – you are beating a dead horse with the rip stuff – mute button was made for these types of posts – cya
The slowest worker in MLB
You are so right Golfernut! Slow and emotionless. He’s like a robot out there.
Best days are ahead for Dolis, back in Japan.
Peart of the game
Good for Hoying to hit well in a small sample in AAA because he wasn’t hitting in 2020 at all. He hopefully can draw more walks and cut his strikeout rate.
Cut from the article was the job offer for any reliever with semi-experience.
Makes no difference who they are Chuckles the Minor League Manager will break them anyway. Only manager in baseball who uses more pitchers than every team he faces no matter the score…….What your a former starter and stretched out and you threw 28 pitches in 2 scoreless inning….out you come I got to get 4 or 5 more guys warmed up a couple times and then in for a try and then wonder why guys are not available for a couple days or hurt.
Le Grande Orangerie
Shamrocks keep making more history. Tonight in their ‘home series’ against the Yankees, the Shamrocks managed to hit into the first 1-3-6-2-5-6 triple play. Apparently they had runners at second and third with none out in the first inning and managed toe get everyone out. Only the Shamrocks. Literally. LOL!!
You really do strike me as the type that when you were a kid even the teachers had to restrain themselves from bullying you.
I get the impression he’s still a kid