The Jays have designated Sergio Santos for assigment. Rob Rassmussen has been recalled. Santos has an ERA of close to eight this season and a WHIP over two. Santos has only four, three up, three down innings this year and only one of them has come after April.
I guess if you don't have money to sign players, the release of a non-performer "sends a message" to the team to win now. This maybe explains why AA was looking at Aaron Sanchez as an option for the major league bullpen, he is a Santos replacement.
And now we are on to another statement series, this one with the Red Sox. When this series conlcudes the Jays will have less than sixty games left and it will be one week to the trade deadline.
Monday: John Lackey vs. Drew Hutchison
Tuesday: Jave Peavy vs. JA (happy) Happ
Wednesday: Clay Buchholz vs. RA Dickey
Thursday (12:37): Rubby De La Rosa vs. Marcus Stroman
Its go time!