Mayza (5-2) earned the win Wednesday over Baltimore. He walked one in a scoreless inning. The southpaw pitched the eighth inning and kept the game tied at 4-4 before Toronto took the lead in its half of the frame. Mayza has found success in high-leverage situations, allowing just four runs in 18.1 innings while posting a 20:4 K:BB and five holds since the start of July. He has a 3.56 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 43:10 K:BB with 13 holds and one save through 43 innings overall.
Mayza allowed one hit in 1.1 innings to earn the save in Sunday's 2-1 win over Detroit. Toronto's regular closer, Jordan Romano, covered two innings to earn the win Saturday, opening the door for Mayza to notch his first major-league save. The 29-year-old southpaw was never in any real danger of giving up the one-run lead. He's pitched to a solid 3.64 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 43:9 K:BB across 42 innings this year. He's added a 4-2 record, 13 holds and two blown saves, typically operating in high-leverage situations.
Mayza (4-1) struck out two in a perfect inning, earning the win Wednesday over the White Sox. The left-hander kept the game tied in the top of the eighth inning, and Toronto took the lead in the bottom half of the frame. Mayza has allowed one run on a hit and a hit batter across 3.2 innings since he returned from a bout of elbow inflammation. The 29-year-old sports a 3.63 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 42:9 K:BB across 39.2 innings while adding 13 holds and two blown saves in a fairly high-leverage role.
The Blue Jays reinstated Mayza (elbow) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports. Toronto cleared a spot for Mayza in the bullpen and on the 26-man active roster by designating reliever Rafael Dolis for assignment. Mayza was sidelined for the minimum amount of time with left elbow inflammation, so the Blue Jays shouldn't have much hesitation about moving him back into a high-leverage role right away. Before going on the IL, Mayza posted a 1.21 ERA and 0.67 WHIP while collecting 10 holds dating back to June 1.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said there is a "good chance" Mayza (elbow) will be activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Mayza was placed on the injured list Aug. 7 with elbow inflammation, but he was able to return to the mound for a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday. It sounds like he's on track to rejoin the Blue Jays' bullpen after just the one rehab outing, though a roster move won't become official until Wednesday.
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