Blue Jays place Bassitt on paternity checklist

Blue Jays place Bassitt on paternity checklist


TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays positioned right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt on the paternity checklist on Saturday.

In a corresponding transfer, the Blue Jays recalled right-hander Jay Jackson from triple-A affiliate Buffalo.

Bassitt shut down his former group, the New York Mets, permitting three hits with eight strikeouts and no walks in seven-and-a-half innings on Friday night time earlier than instantly leaping on a personal airplane to affix his spouse Jessica, who was as a result of give start to their second baby.

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Bassitt’s departure was even later than anticipated because the 7:10 p.m. begin was pushed again to eight:41 p.m. as a result of a storm.

Blue Jays supervisor John Schneider stated scratching Bassitt was not a consideration.

The 34-year-old Bassitt from Toledo, Ohio, has been a gradual presence for the Blue Jays since becoming a member of the ball membership this low season.

In 12 begins this season, he has a 4-6 document, a 3.41 earned-run common and a 1.07 WHIP.

Jackson, 35, has pitched three innings within the majors this season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed June 3, 2023.

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