Mayza tossed a perfect eighth inning in Sunday's win over the Orioles. Good outings have been a little tough to come by for the southpaw since he came off the IL in early June. Over his last 11.2 innings, Mayza has a 6.94 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB. His spot as the Jays' top bullpen lefty seems secure simply because he's the team's only bullpen lefty right now, but his role and performance don't offer much fantasy value.
Mayza (forearm) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. As anticipated, Mayza is back from the shelf after missing the 10-day minimum due to left forearm tightness. Justin Shafer was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.
The Blue Jays are expected to activate Mayza (forearm) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Toronto telegraphed Mayza's potential return to the bullpen by optioning reliever Justin Shafer to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. If reinstated, Mayza should quickly step back into a key setup role after missing the minimum amount of time with left forearm tightness. Prior to landing on the IL, Mayza registered a 3.48 ERA and seven holds in 25 appearances.
The Blue Jays placed Mayza on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to left forearm tightness, John Lott of The Athletic reports. Though forearm tightness is often an injury that sidelines pitchers well beyond the minimum 10 days, the Blue Jays are apparently optimistic that Mayza's setback is more of a short-term issue, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. Toronto called up Jacob Waguespack from Triple-A Buffalo to assume Mayza's spot on the active roster and in the bullpen.
Mayza allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless eighth inning during Sunday's loss to the White Sox. After a rough start to the season, the southpaw has now reeled off nine straight scoreless appearances, posting an 11:3 K:BB over nine innings during that stretch. Mayza now sports a respectable 3.71 ERA and 1.24 WHIP, and he's already set a new career high with six holds.