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Blue Jays place Santiago Espinal on 10-day IL, recall Otto Lopez from triple-A Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays added infielder Santiago Espinal to the 10-day injured checklist Thursday resulting from a left indirect pressure.

Espinal left Wednesday’s recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies resulting from discomfort together with his left facet.

The 27-year-old Espinal, who was chosen to his first All-Star Recreation this season, is hitting .267/.322/.370 this season with seven dwelling runs and 51 RBI.

Toronto additionally recalled infielder Otto Lopez from triple-A Buffalo.

Lopez has a .297/.378/.415 slash line plus three homers and 34 RBI in 91 video games with the Buffalo Bisons this yr. He has additionally appeared in three recreation with the Blue Jays as a defensive substitute/pinch runner.

The Blue Jays (84-65) start a pivotal sequence Thursday night time in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays with a two-game benefit on their division rival for the highest wild card spot. Watch dwell on Sportsnet and SN NOW.

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