Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.

After going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts during Wednesday's loss to the Giants, Hernandez is hitting just .189 with a 29.8 percent strikeout rate through 39 games this season. As such, he'll return to the minors to work through his struggles at the plate before likely rejoining the Blue Jays later in the season. Richard Urena was recalled from Buffalo in a corresponding move, while Brandon Drury, Randal Grichuk and Billy McKinney are likely to make up Toronto's outfield moving forward.

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