Mayza (1-0) allowed no runs on two hits and no walks in one-third of an inning to earn the win against the Rays on Sunday.
Mayza entered Sunday's game in the fourth inning after Hyun Jin Ryu (glute) was removed from the contest early, and he picked up his first win of the year as the Blue Jays scored the lone run of the game in the top of the fifth. The left-hander has made nine relief appearances to begin the year and has struck out seven in six scoreless frames.
Mayza gave up a hit and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning to record his first hold of the season in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.
The southpaw started the ninth inning in position for a save with the Jays up by three, but after facing the minimum three batters and getting two of them out, Mayza gave way to Anthony Castro with J.D. Martinez coming to the plate. Mayza has looked sharp to begin the season, giving up no runs in five innings over seven appearances with a 6:0 K:BB, which has earned him a spot in manager Charlie Montoyo's high-leverage crew.
Mayza was informed by the Blue Jays on Sunday that he made the Opening Day roster, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
The 29-year-old was in camp as a non-roster invitee, but he impressed during spring training with one hit allowed and a 6:2 K:BB over 6.2 innings. Mayza last pitched in the majors during 2019 when he posted a 4.91 ERA, and he figures to fill a middle-relief role early on for Toronto.
Mayza appears to have an inside track at winning a spot in the Blue Jays' Opening Day bullpen, Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star reports.
Mayza's status as a non-roster invitee appeared to give him long odds to break camp with the big club at the onset of spring training, but he's been one of the Jays' most impressive relievers so far in the Grapefruit League. Through six appearances, Mayza has tossed 5.1 shutout innings, permitting only one hit and two walks while striking out five. Mayza's emergence could keep fellow lefty reliever Francisco Liriano -- who is also attending camp as a non-roster invitee -- on the outside looking in for a spot in the bullpen.
Mayza (elbow) is feeling good after throwing bullpens and live batting practice sessions, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Mayza is almost fully recovered from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent back in September of 2019. He's yet to throw on back-to-back days, but he should have time to fully build up by Opening Day. He's only in camp as a non-roster invitee, however, so he may open in the minors even if he proves his health.
Mayza (elbow) began throwing bullpen sessions last week and isn't expected to face any limitations during spring training, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.
Mayza is nearing the finish line in his recovery from September 2019 Tommy John surgery, an injury that sidelined him for the entire 2020 campaign. While the procedure typically carries a 12-to-14-month recovery timeline, Mayza was recommended to extend his rehab to 16 months after he needed to have his flexor tendon reattached as part of the surgery. The 28-year-old has reportedly experienced no complications in his recovery, so he should be given a fair chance to compete for a spot in the Blue Jays' Opening Day bullpen as a non-roster invitee.
Mayza (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.
The move helps clear space on the Blue Jays' 40-man roster for the team to protect Thomas Hatch and Santiago Espinal ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Mayza is expected to miss the entirety of the 2020 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Mayza (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Mayza will miss the rest of this season and all of the next while recovering from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent Wednesday. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Blue Jays to claim Ryan Dull off waivers.
Mayza has a torn UCL and will require Tommy John surgery, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
This will wipe out Mayza's 2020 season as well, but he should be fully recovered in time for spring training in 2021. He logged a 4.91 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 51.1 innings this season.
Mayza (elbow) will undergo an MRI after leaving Friday's game against the Yankees, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Mayza exited the contest with a left elbow injury and will need to undergo further testing to determine his availability moving forward.
Mayza left Friday's game against the Yankees after suffering a left elbow injury, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Mayza went down in a heap after throwing a pitch, and he had to leave the contest. The injury appears to be serious, though he'll head for further evaluation before a diagnosis is announced.
Mayza (0-1) allowed a walkoff home run to Nick Castellanos in the 10th inning of Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
The 27-year-old threw exactly one pitch on the afternoon, and Castellanos deposited it in the left-field seats. Mayza remains the top lefty in the Jays bullpen by default, but his 6.59 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB in 13.2 innings since the beginning of June keep him far off the fantasy radar.
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.
Mayza struck out two in a perfect seventh inning during Sunday's loss to Cleveland.
The left-hander had some trouble finding the plate to open the season, walking five batters in his first three innings over four appearances, but Mayza's now posted a 4:0 K:BB over his last two frames. If he can keep stringing together outings like that, the 27-year-old should start seeing more high-leverage opportunities.
Mayza allowed one hit in a scoreless inning of relief during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.
The 27-year-old is set to be the primary -- and maybe the only -- left-hander in the Jays' bullpen this season, but Mayza is providing some reassurance that he can handle the assignment with a 0.00 ERA and 5:0 K:BB through five spring innings. His fantasy value will remain limited in that role, but he could be worth rostering in deeper formats that use holds.
Mayza was called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday.
Mayza will be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's game versus Kansas City after pitching a pair of innings with Buffalo on Sunday. Across 16 appearances with the Blue Jays this year, he's logged a 4.67 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/16||vs PHI||W 10-8||0.2||3||2||0||0|
|05/14||vs PHI||L 1-5||0.0||1||3||2||0|
|05/13||@ ATL||W 8-4||1.0||2||2||0||2|
|05/07||@ HOU||L 4-10||1.1||2||2||0||0|
|05/03||@ OAK||L 4-5||1.1||0||0||2||1|
|05/01||vs ATL||W 6-5||0.2||0||0||0||0|
|04/27||vs WAS||W 9-5||0.1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||R-Gcl Blue Jays||7.0||3||2||0||0||2||0||10||2||11||10.29||1.857|
|2013||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||22.0||10||3||0||1||2||0||17||10||30||6.96||1.818|
|2014||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||6.2||4||0||0||0||1||1||3||4||7||7.26||1.774|
|2016||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||48.2||28||0||0||2||0||4||52||15||36||1.68||1.058|
|2016||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||15.1||14||0||0||1||3||0||13||15||16||4.17||2.053|
|2017||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||33.1||29||0||0||1||1||4||42||15||32||4.62||1.420|