Blue Jays recall Pompey, demote McGuire

 The Toronto Blue Jays recalled Canadian outfielder Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) on Friday. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled Canadian outfielder Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) on Friday. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

By Andrew Hendriks

Canadian Baseball Network

Fleet-footed outfielder Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) has rejoined Toronto's active roster and will be available when the Blue Jays kick off a three-game interleague set against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

In a corresponding move, right-handed reliever Deck McGuire has been optioned to triple-A Buffalo.

Optioned to Buffalo in favor of infielder Gio Urshela on May 12, Pompey hit .286 (6-for-21) with a walk and 10 strikeouts through six games during his most recent stint with the Bisons. He rejoins Toronto looking to build off a .200/.273/.200 slash line posted through five big league assignments this season.

Through four games with Toronto in 2018, McGuire has posted an ERA of 6.48 with seven strikeouts, five walks and a pair of home runs allowed across 8 1/3 frames.

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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.