Blue Jays designate Bolsinger, call up Campos

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled reliever Leonel Campos from the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Thursday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled reliever Leonel Campos from the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Thursday. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

By Andrew Hendriks

Canadian Baseball Network

In advance of a four-game set against the American East-leading New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays designated Mike Bolsinger for assignment and recalled Leonel Campos from triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.

Responsible for a total of five starts with the Blue Jays since receiving a call-up on May 9, Bolsinger went 0-2 with an ERA of 5.61 across 25 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old righty allowed three home runs, walked 19 and struck out 21 batters over his brief stint with the club.

Flipped from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Blue Jays in exchange for Jesse Chavez last August, Bolsinger is without options remaining on his contract and is currently available to other major league clubs via waivers.

Campos, 29, has appeared in 13 games with the triple-A Bisons in 2017, going 1-0 with six walks allowed, 18 strikeouts and four saves over 16 2/3 frames. Thursday’s recall marks his third stint with the Blue Jays since being claimed off waivers from the San Diego Padres last November.

Having previously made four appearances out of the Blue Jays' bullpen this season, Campos rejoins the team sporting an ERA of 3.60 with nine punch outs over five frames.

Another roster move will be made following Thursday's game as left-handed starter Francisco Liriano is set to be activated off of the 10-day disabled list to start against the Bombers on Friday.

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Andrew Hendriks

Born in southern Ontario during the late 1980's, Hendriks had a front row seat to watch the Blue Jays reach the pinnacle in '92/'93 as a child, an experience that only bolstered this Canadian's love for the "American Game." Having played since before his memory allows access too, his passion for Baseball grew over years of emulating his heroes on the local sandlots, memorizing the backs of chewing gum scented cards and travelling across North America to experience as many aspects of the game as possible. In 2009, Hendriks began volunteering at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as a Weekend Tour Guide. By 2010, he was hired on to help curate for the museum & Instruct the fundamentals of the game along side such legends as Tony Fernandez, Roberto Alomar and Jim Fanning during the Hall's annual Kids On Deck program. Following the 2011 season, Hendriks began blogging and co-hosting a weekly podcast for www.BackInBlue.ca, a Blue Jays themed website ran by fans, for fans. Looking to continue connecting with baseball fans across the country, Hendriks is excited to join such a strong team at the Canadian Baseball Network and looks forward to chipping in.