TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt on the paternity list on Saturday.
In a corresponding move, the Blue Jays recalled right-hander Jay Jackson from triple-A affiliate Buffalo.
Bassitt shut down his former team, the New York Mets, allowing three hits with eight strikeouts and no walks in seven-and-a-half innings on Friday night before immediately jumping on a private plane to join his wife Jessica, who was due to give birth to their second child.
Bassitt’s departure was even later than expected as the 7:10 p.m. start was pushed back to 8:41 p.m. due to a storm.
Blue Jays manager John Schneider said scratching Bassitt was not a consideration.
The 34-year-old Bassitt from Toledo, Ohio, has been a steady presence for the Blue Jays since joining the ball club this off-season.
In 12 starts this season, he has a 6-4 record, a 3.41 earned-run average and a 1.07 WHIP.
Jackson, 35, has pitched three innings in the majors this season.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 3, 2023.
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said Bassitt’s record was 4-6, when it is in fact 6-4.
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