Blue Jays optioned LHP Sean Nolin to Double-A New Hampshire.
Nolin had a chance to impress and earn a spot in the Blue Jays' rotation, but was hit extremely hard in Friday's loss to the Orioles. He'll require more seasoning at the minor league level before he's ready to contribute for the Jays.
Sean Nolin really struggled in his major league debut Friday, giving up six runs in just 1 1/3 innings against the Orioles.
Nolin yielded seven hits, including a three-run homer to J.J. Hardy and a three-run homer to Nick Markakis. The young southpaw walked one and struck out none before being pulled in favor of Ramon Ortiz in the second inning. It's not clear if Nolin will get another start with the Jays, but it appears that he might not be ready for primetime.
Melky Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Orioles.
It was Cabrera's second home run of the season. The 28-year-old outfielder has been playing through some leg issues this month, but it hasn't affected his performance at the plate. He's hitting .360 over his last 19 games.
Brett Lawrie was ejected from Friday's game against the Orioles after objecting to a called third strike.
Lawrie slammed his batting helmet and threw his batting gloves before getting tossed. Lawrie had launched a solo homer in his other at-bat in the game, perhaps some of the frustration came from the 9-3 deficit that his team was facing in only the third inning. He'll watch the rest of the game from the clubhouse.
Blue Jays transferred LHP J.A. Happ from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Happ was hoping to make it back by mid-June, but he now won't be eligible to return until early July. The left-hander is coming back from a small fracture behind his left ear as well as a sprained right knee.
Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Sean Nolin from Double-A New Hampshire.
Nolin will make his major league debut on Friday against the Orioles. A sixth-round pick in 2010, he has posted a 1.17 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings this season at the Double-A level. The southpaw is worth a look in deeper AL-only formats.
Blue Jays placed LHP Darren Oliver on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19. with a left shoulder strain.
Oliver has been dealing with the ailment for 7-10 and hadn't appeared in a game in nearly a week. He shouldn't be out long, but the Jays have decided to play things safe. Toronto still has two lefties in the bullpen in Aaron Loup and Brett Cecil.