According to a tweet from the team, the Jays have subtracted a right-hander from their bullpen in order to add a lefty for the upcoming series against the Rays and Yankees.

The tweet seems to be a bit confused, fulfilling the fantasies of Ottawa’s City Council by suggesting that New Hampshire is now the club’s Triple-A affiliate, so… I’m not entirely sure whether to believe that Carreno is being sent to New Hampshire, where he spent the bulk of 2011, or to Triple-A, which would be Las Vegas, where he’d been recalled from at the start of the month.

Regardless, Carreno didn’t do himself a whole lot of favours by getting a bit walk-y yesterday– coming through unscathed in relief of Ricky Romero, despite giving out three free passes in 1.2 innings– as well as in his appearance on Friday. And Evan Crawford will provide an extra bit of left-handedness, which should help the Jays over the next week, as key bats for both the Rays– Joyce, Zobrist, Scott and Molina– and the Yankees– Swisher, Cano, Teixeira, Jones, Ibanez– have been struggling against southpaws this season.

Of course, Crawford is going to have to be better than what we’ve seen so far in the Majors– and especially better than his performance against Texas before he was sent down, in which he gave up home runs to right-hander Craig Gentry, and lefty Mitch Moreland– for any of this to actually matter.

So… there’s that.


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Comments (11)

  1. According to Shi Davidi’s twitter, Carreno is off to New Hampshire.

  2. They are probably just puting him back in to a starting role..

    mcgowan doesn’t look like he’s making any progress, the guy hasn’t even started throwing. Right now the jays don’t have much SP depth. (laffey doesn’t count)

    • You’re suggesting, perhaps, that they see the writing on the wall and it says “Drabek Demoted”?

      • I wouldn’t go that far to suggest anything really. It could be Hutchinson, Drabek or and injury.

        They need to be prepared in case of anything, and as it stands now, they aren’t. Plus Hutchinson has an inning limit if i’m not mistaken.

  3. A couple of points:

    1) Interesting that Molina is referred to as a “key bat” for the Rays. Not sure if this is tongue and cheek or just very, very generous.

    2) In the reply to dc’s comment, is it being suggested that Drabek may be headed for a demotion? This seems somewhat extreme as a result of two poor outings, no? It’s true that he has seemed more like the erratic Drabek of ’11 than the more composed Drabek of ’12 in those two outings, but still, overall he’s looked damn good. Perhaps reading into the comment too much, but just curious as to why this is being suggested, if in fact it’s being read correctly.


    • I wasn’t suggesting that at all. There are countless scenarios that could arise that a Carreno to starting role comes up.

  4. Isn’t it obvious that there is one two many A’s, unless the entire Eastern League has been reassigned to AAA?

  5. this just writes itself:

    BBlue Jay PitcHRs rank in MLB:

    2nd worst in walks allowed and 2nd worst in homeruns allowed

  6. lol apparently adam lind has learned his lesson, and will return to the middle of the order for the jays tonight.

    • Yeah this I do not get .. He has some crazy numbers in his career against Niemann, but for the love of all that is holy, he is not a threat behind Bautista! Can anyone name a team, anywhere, with the 3 and 4 guys both batting under the freakin Mendoza line?!?

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