Jays put Liriano on DL, recall Campos, lose Lawrence to M's

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right-hander Leonel Campos from triple-A Buffalo to replace starter Francisco Liriano who has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right-hander Leonel Campos from triple-A Buffalo to replace starter Francisco Liriano who has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Photo Credit: Jay Blue

By Andrew Hendriks

Canadian Baseball Network

Hours removed from allowing seven earned runs over just two innings of work in Toronto’s series-clinching walk-off win over the Cleveland Indians, Francisco Liriano became the latest Blue Jays hurler to hit the 10-day disabled list with general shoulder inflammation on Thursday.

With the move, Liriano joins fellow starters Aaron Sanchez and J.A. Happ on the DL, leaving only Marcus Stroman and Marco Estrada left active from Toronto’s Opening Day rotation.

Through seven games in 2017, the 6-foot-2 southpaw has amassed an overall ERA of 6.35 while allowing three home runs and unsightly WHIP of 1.906 across 28 1/3 innings. His 23 walks are currently tied for the most in the American League with fellow lefty Wade Miley.

In order to supplement their current 25-man roster, Toronto recalled Leonel Campos from triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. With the Bisons, Campos was 1–0 with an ERA of 2.31 and 15 strikeouts across nine appearances, all of which came in relief.

In addition to Liriano, Toronto also lost former rotation candidate Casey Lawrence on waivers to the Seattle Mariners ahead of Thursday's opener. Lawrence, 29, recorded an ERA of 8.78 across four games with Toronto after making his MLB debut in Tampa Bay on April 8.

Considering the fact that four out of the five members of the Mariners' starting rotation are currently inactive, the long-time Blue Jays farmhand could see a quick return to the major leagues.

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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.