Rowley has thrown 19.1 career major-league innings with an ERA of 7.91. He's spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Buffalo, where he has a solid 3.30 ERA in 17 starts. His underlying numbers don't back up that ERA, though, as his 14.5 percent strikeout rate and 9.6 percent walk rate are each poor, leading to a 4.89 FIP.
Rowley was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.
Rowley was called up Saturday to make his season debut. He made two appearances over the weekend in Boston, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and a walk in a combined 0.2 innings. He'll head back to Buffalo to await his next opportunity.
With no need for a fifth starter until July 24, the Blue Jays decided to send Ryan Borucki packing and bring up a fresh arm in Rowley to help in relief. Rowley has had a decent enough season in terms of results at Triple-A Buffalo, but his 58:41 K:BB in 94 innings with the top affiliate suggests he will have a tough time sticking in the majors.
Rowley was outrighted from Toronto's 40-man roster Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
By outrighting Rowley from the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays opened up an additional spot that they can use to protect a player from the Rule 5 draft. Rowley pitched 18.2 innings over six games in the majors last season. In that time he allowed 14 runs on 10 walks and 24 hits, four of which were home runs.
Rowley was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Rowley had previously made three starts for the Blue Jays before being demoted to Buffalo on Aug. 23 after manager John Gibbons opted to replace him in the rotation with Tom Koehler. With the Blue Jays having since added Brett Anderson to the 40-man roster to fill out the back end of their rotation, both Koehler and Rowley will be ticketed for bullpen roles in September, likely seeing most of their usage in lower-leverage scenarios.
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|2013||R-Gcl Blue Jays||4||0||1.10||9||5||0||0||0||32.2||19||5||4||1||0||3||39|
|2016||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||10||3||3.49||31||14||0||0||1||123.2||128||54||48||14||2||30||86|
|2017||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||3||2||1.73||17||5||0||0||1||52.0||33||10||10||4||3||9||49|