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Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Sent to Triple-A
Kay was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
He has only made one appearance this season, giving up one earned run while striking out three over two innings against the Yankees on April 12. Kay will likely be shuttled between the majors and Triple-A all season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Recalled by Blue Jays
Kay was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.
Kay will give the Blue Jays another left-handed option in the bullpen, replacing Tyler Saucedo, who was sent to Buffalo in the same set of transactions. Kay owns a 5.50 ERA in 68.2 career major-league innings.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Headed to minors
The Blue Jays optioned Kay to their minor-league camp Monday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
Kay was one of 15 players sent to minor-league camp Monday in the Jays' latest round of roster cuts. The 27-year-old southpaw has been stretching out as a starter this spring and is expected to slot into the rotation at Triple-A Buffalo. He made 11 appearances (five starts) for the big club in 2021, compiling a 5.61 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 33.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Operating as starter this spring
Kay will be treated as a starting pitcher this spring, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Kay made 11 appearances (five starts) for the Blue Jays in 2021 and posted a 5.61 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 33.2 innings. He's a long shot to begin the regular season as a starter, especially after the Blue Jays signed Yusei Kikuchi on Saturday. However, the southpaw is one of several pitchers who will be stretched out as starters during the team's spring training, and he'll be one of the top options to serve as a spot starter in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Reinstated from COVID IL
Kay (undisclosed) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday and remains with Triple-A Buffalo, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
Kay landed on the COVID IL a couple weeks ago and will now rejoin Buffalo's roster after clearing the health and safety protocols. The 26-year-old last saw game action at Triple-A on Aug. 4, and he surrendered six runs over 3.2 innings during that outing.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Moves to COVID-IL
The Blue Jays placed Kay on the COVID-19-related injured list Wednesday.
Even though Toronto optioned Kay to Triple-A Buffalo in July, his move to the COVID-19 IL will still allow the big club to temporarily remove him from the 40-man roster. The Blue Jays will use the open roster spot to bring back reliever Julian Merryweather (oblique), who was reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Assuming he isn't experiencing severe symptoms of the virus, Kay could have a chance to make it back in action for Buffalo before the end of the season, but he'll face an uphill battle to rejoin the big club's active roster at any point in September.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Optioned to Triple-A
Kay was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.
Kay will head back to Triple-A after allowing five runs in Monday's blowout loss to Boston. While the shaky outing inflated the southpaw's ERA to 5.61, he still figures to be a candidate for another call-up when the team needs another bullpen arm.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Whiffs eight for first win
Kay (1-2) earned the win Thursday after holding the Orioles scoreless across five innings. He allowed five hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight.
Kay turned in his best performance of the season while getting ample run support in a 9-0 blowout. The southpaw recorded a season-long five innings and a career-high eight punchouts en route to the victory. Kay was making a spot start in place of Steven Matz (illness), who is expected to rejoin the rotation when he's eligible within the next few days. That means there's a possibility that Kay could be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo despite his solid performance. The 26-year-old has compiled a 5.19 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across 26 innings in the majors this year.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Awarded spot start
Kay is scheduled to start Thursday's game against the Orioles, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
He'll be making a spot start in place of Steven Matz (illness), who remains on the COVID-19 injured list. While in quarantine, Matz has reportedly been able to stay conditioned by participating in extended throwing sessions, so he should be ready to rejoin the rotation once he's eligible to be reinstated in the coming days. With that in mind, Kay could be optioned to Triple-A Buffalo immediately after Thursday's start, regardless of how he performs.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Recalled Frday
The Blue Jays recalled Kay to the 26-man roster prior to Friday's game against the Orioles, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
Kay has bounced back and forth between Triple-A in the majors this season. Four of his five big-league appearances have been starts, though he's expected to serve as a long reliever this time around. The southpaw has yet to find much success at either level this season, posting a 6.62 ERA across 17.2 innings with Toronto and a 9.95 ERA across 12.2 innings with Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Activated, optioned to Triple-A
Kay (finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list Thursday and optioned to Triple-A.
He was already at Triple-A Buffalo on a rehab assignment and will stick around in the Bisons' rotation for the time being. The Jays will undoubtedly need rotation reinforcements at some point soon, but Kay's 6.62 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in the majors this season may lead to him getting passed over for the next opportunity if Toronto has any better options.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Dealing with finger injury
Kay was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left finger blister Thursday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
Kay was sent to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, but he'll technically join the minor-league club on a rehab assignment since the injury occurred in the majors, and teams can't option injured players. It seems likely that Kay will remain with the Triple-A club once he's fully healthy, and Alek Manoah will have a chance to earn the fifth spot in Toronto's rotation after his contract was selected Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Sent to Triple-A
Kay was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
The 26-year-old gave up two runs on four hits and four walks over four innings Friday and has a 6.62 ERA through five outings, and he'll now continue his season in the minors. It's unclear how long Kay is expected to spend at Triple-A, and it's also unknown who will take his spot in the starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Comes away with no-decision Friday
Kay didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 9-7 extra-innings loss to the Rays, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks over four innings while striking out four.
The southpaw got staked to an early lead but wasn't efficient enough to last the requisite five innings for a win even if the Jays had held onto it. Kay tossed 54 of 91 pitches for strikes before getting the hook, and his 6.62 ERA and 1.64 WHIP through 17.2 innings mark him as one of the likeliest candidates to lose his rotation spot once Toronto begins promoting pitchers like Alek Manoah.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Fires four scoreless innings
Kay pitched four scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out six in the win over the Phillies on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.
Kay allowed just three base runners in his four innings pitched. This was his first start in which he didn't allow any runs. The 26-year-old is more acclimated with bulk relief than starting, with his four innings Saturday tying his longest outing of the season. He has struggled this season, carrying a 7.24 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 13.2 innings. His next start is tentatively lined up for Friday against Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Takes loss Tuesday
Kay (0-2) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings to take the loss against Oakland on Tuesday.
The left-hander's second appearance of the season went much like his first, as Kay was unable to pitch beyond the fourth inning and allowed four earned runs. All of the damage against him came in the second frame, when Oakland struck for a two-run double and a two-run home run. Kay has now allowed eight earned runs over 7.1 innings this season while compiling a 7:2 K:BB. He could get another start this weekend at Houston, but Kay will likely eventually cede his rotation spot to Nate Pearson (groin).... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Spot start on tap
Kay is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Athletics in Oakland, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
After being called up from the alternate site Sunday, Kay was available out of the bullpen for Toronto's series finale versus Atlanta, but he wasn't needed in the 7-2 victory. He'll now step into the rotation to eat innings as the Blue Jays' No. 5 starter, but Kay may just be keeping a seat warm for Nate Pearson (groin), who is in the process of ramping up for starting duties in the minor leagues after spending the first month of the season on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Returns to big club
Toronto recalled Kay from its alternate training site Sunday.
Kay was added to the 26-man active roster as a replacement for long reliever Tommy Milone (shoulder), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Like Milone, Kay is a left-handed option capable of offering some length out of the bullpen. Toronto has an opening in the rotation that will need to be filled Tuesday in Oakland, and Kay could be a candidate to make a spot start if he isn't needed in relief Sunday against Atlanta or in Monday's series opener versus the Athletics.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Optioned to alternate site
Kay was optioned to Toronto's alternate training site Friday.
Kay made a single start during his time with the team, giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits in 3.1 innings of work. He hasn't pitched in over a week. Tyler Chatwood (triceps) was activated in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Anthony Kay: Not starting Wednesday
Kay won't start Wednesday against the Red Sox but could still work as a bulk reliever, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 26-year-old lined up to start Wednesday's contest, but Trent Thornton will instead work as the opener. Kay and Tommy Milone are the primary candidates to follow as the primary pitcher, but manager Charlie Montoyo neglected to specify who is likely to work behind Thornton.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 186 lbs|
|Birthplace: Stony Brook, NY|
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