Saucedo was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Saturday's nightcap against the Orioles, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports. Although Saucedo wasn't used in Saturday's matinee, he'll head to the minors after Anthony Castro was recalled to provide an extra arm in the bullpen. The 28-year-old made 12 relief appearances during his stint with the major-league club, and he recorded a 7.20 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 10 innings.
The Blue Jays recalled Saucedo from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday. The lefty was demoted to Buffalo after the acquisition of Joakim Soria, but Soria landed on the injured list Wednesday with finger inflammation, creating an opening for Saucedo to rejoin the big-league club. Saucedo has appeared in 15 games for the Blue Jays, posting a 2.03 ERA and 13:4 K:BB in 13.1 innings of relief.
The Blue Jays optioned Saucedo to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday. During his first stint in the big leagues, Saucedo appeared in 15 games out of the Toronto bullpen, logging a 2.03 ERA and 0.98 WHIP over 13.1 innings. Despite his excellent results, Saucedo will end up moving off the 26-man roster after Toronto needed to clear up a spot for the newly acquired Joakim Soria.
Saucedo allowed one run on two hits in two innings of relief during Monday's loss to the Red Sox. He struck out three. The rookie southpaw got taken deep for the first time in the majors, serving up a solo shot to Enrique Hernandez in the sixth inning. Saucedo has been an effective member of the Jays' bullpen since his promotion in mid-June, posting a 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB through 10 innings, but his low-leverage role has resulted in zero wins, saves or holds through 11 appearances.
Saucedo's contract was purchased from Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports. A big 6-foot-5 southpaw, Saucedo had a 2.29 ERA and 21:2 K:BB in 16.1 innings over 10 appearances at Triple-A. Toronto's bullpen has been decimated by injuries, so if Saucedo can carry over that success against big-league hitters, he could work his way into the later innings.
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