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TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays substituted Julian Meriweather reliever for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon and recalled left-hander Foster Griffin from the Bisons.

Maryweather’s demotion came a day after he dropped five earned runs over two-thirds of an innings in an 18–11 win over Philadelphia, bringing his earned average to 6.75.

The 30-year-old right-handed batsman spent 12 weeks on the injured list with a left abdominal strain before becoming active on September 5.

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Meriweather was tied 0-3 with Toronto in 26 matches this season. Opponents hit an average of .292 against him.

Griffin, 27, was acquired last July in a trade with the Kansas City Royals. He was 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA in 37 Triple-A appearances this year with Buffalo and Omaha.

The Blue Jays were scheduled to kick off a two-game miniseries against the Phillies on Wednesday night.

Toronto (84–64) is second in the American League East Division standings and holds the first of three AL wild-card positions.

Entering Wednesday’s games, the Blue Jays were two games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays and 2 1/2 games up on the Seattle Mariners.

The New York Yankees were 5 1/2 games ahead of second-placed Toronto in the divisional race.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on September 21, 2022.

© 2022 Canadian Press

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