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Blue Jays Recall Joel Carreño; Evan Crawford Optioned to Las Vegas

Apr 8, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Joel Carreno (34) delivers in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 8, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Joel Carreno (34) delivers in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled Joel Carreño and have optioned Evan Crawford to AAA Las Vegas, according to the team. Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports notes that Carreño will be available for today's game.

Carreño, the 25 year-old right-handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic, was a spring-training invitee and was named the third starter when Dustin McGowan was injured and Brett Cecil was demoted.

His first and only start of the season was on April 8th against the Cleveland Indians, pitching six innings and giving up four earned runs. He was optioned to AAA Las Vegas following that game, but this recall could give him another shot.

Crawford, a 25 year-old lefty, saw four innings of work over five games this season, giving up four hits, 3 walks, two earned runs, and striking out two. He was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft.