The Blue Jays optioned Schultz to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports. Schultz did not allow a run in his first six appearances with the Blue Jays in July, but he was tagged for two earned runs while recording just one out last time he was on the mound Monday, so the Blue Jays decided he would be the reliever to go to make room on the roster for Joaquin Benoit.
Schultz allowed two hits, one of which was a two-run homer, in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-2 win over the Padres. Schultz got the chance to finish the game, but only managed to get one out before turning a non-save situation into closer Roberto Osuna's 21st save of the season. It's never a good look when a reliever takes a day off away from the closer, but it's especially bad when that reliever is one without great job security. Schultz has bounced back-and-forth from Triple-A Buffalo to Toronto all season, and he'll hope Monday's failure doesn't require him to get his passport out again to head south of the border.
Schultz was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. The hard-throwing righty will replace Gavin Floyd in the bullpen, after a bout with right shoulder tightness forced Floyd to the DL. It's the first taste of the majors this season for Schultz, who owned a 4.24 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 17 innings at Triple-A.
Schultz (hip) was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Schultz, a right-handed reliever, will provide the Blue Jays with organizational depth in the bullpen for the time being, but may be an option for middle relief in the majors if he's able to resume his pre-injury form.
Schultz (hip) felt good after his rehab start with Buffalo on Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportnet reports. He threw two innings, allowing four runs, five hits and a walk. Shultz didn't throw a great game, but in a rehab start, feeling good is perhaps more important than pitching well. Once he gets medically cleared, he will likely return to the Blue Jays as a middle reliever.