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That was quick: Blue Jays recall Casey Janssen from Triple-A

Apr 12, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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When the Blue Jays sent Casey Janssen to Triple-A last week I wrote that it was an undeserved demotion for a veteran reliever with a strong track record in the majors.

I expected a quick return to Toronto for Janssen, but not this quick: Today the Blue Jays recalled him from Triple-A, as placing Rajai Davis on the disabled list allowed them to bypass the usual between-call-up wait.

Janssen is still in danger of being demoted again because he’s one of the few relievers in the Blue Jays’ bullpen with a minor-league option remaining, but presumably they aren’t going to spend all season jerking around a 29-year-old with a $1.1 million salary and 3.10 ERA in 149 career relief appearances.

  1. cur68 - Apr 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    In all honesty, Scott’s umping aside, I think if Janssen had the ball last night for the 8th, the game ends 7 -1 Blue Jays. I’m glad he’s back.

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