Toronto Blue Jays Option Colt Hynes, Call up Jeff Francis
TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays have optioned left-hander Colt Hynes to Triple-A Buffalo and called up left-hander Jeff Francis from Triple-A.
Hynes had no record and a 6.00 ERA in five appearances with Toronto this season. He pitched in 22 games for San Diego in 2013.
Francis was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one start at Buffalo. Colorado's first round pick in the 2002 draft, the 10-year veteran has also pitched for Kansas City, Cincinnati, Oakland and the New York Yankees.
Francis is the third Canadian-born player on Toronto's roster, joining catcher Russell Martin and outfielder Dalton Pompey. Canadian outfielder Michael Saunders (left knee) is on the disabled list.
Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.