Blue Jays designate lefty Jo-Jo Reyes for assignment
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes winds up against the New York Yankees in the second inning of their spring training baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, July 23, 2011 2:34PM EDT
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have designated left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes for assignment and called up Wilfredo Ledezma from triple-A Las Vegas.
The move Saturday comes a day after Reyes was lit up for eight runs in four innings by the Rangers as the Blue Jays lost 12-2 in Texas.
Reyes has given up 15 runs and 18 hits in his last two starts.
The 26-year-old made 20 starts for the Jays this season, posting a 5-8 record with 5.40 earned-runs average. Reyes joined Toronto last season in a trade with Atlanta that also brought shortstop Yunel Escobar to the Jays.
Ledezma has made 34 appearances in relief this season with Las Vegas. The 6-4, 225-pounder posted a 1-1 record with a 4.63 ERA.
The 30-year-old left-hander has appeared in 187 Major League games (40 starts) over eight seasons with Detroit, Atlanta, San Diego, Arizona, Washington and Pittsburgh.