Blue Jays recall Smith, place Cole on DL

The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chris Smith on Thursday. Photo Credit: Twitter

The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chris Smith on Thursday. Photo Credit: Twitter

By Andrew Hendriks

Canadian Baseball Network

TORONTO - A day removed from making his Major League debut during Toronto's 11-5 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday, RHP Taylor Cole has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right fifth toe fracture.

In a corresponding move, fellow righty Chris Smith has been recalled from triple-A Buffalo.

With the majority of his 2017 season spent in Buffalo, the 6-foot-2 Louisville, Ky., native has pitched to an overall ERA of 4.10 with 22 strikeouts and only three walks over 26 1/3 minor league innings

Smith, who made his Major League debut earlier this season against the Baltimore Orioles, has allowed two earned runs over his last five appearances with the Bisons. Thursday's callup will mark his third stint with the Blue Jays this season.

Having been struck by a sharp comebacker off the bat of Didi Gregorius in the Yankees' half of the ninth on Wednesday, Cole becomes the 12th Blue Jays hurler to land on the DL this season.

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Originally scheduled for a 1:07 p.m. ET start, the Blue Jays September 9th tilt against the Detroit Tigers has been rescheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET due to other broadcast commitments.

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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.