Blue Jays roster moves

By on May 29, 2012

BLUE JAYS RECALL INFIELDER MIKE McCOY AND PITCHER AARON LAFFEY

Eric Thames pictured here on St. Patrick's Day during a spring training game against the Phillies in Clearwater, has batted .243 with 3 HRs and 11 RBI in 46 games heads west to Vegas to make way for Mike McCoy. (Eddie Michels photo)

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have recalled infielder MIKE McCOY from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and have optioned outfielder ERIC THAMES to Las Vegas.

McCOY, 31, has appeared in 44 games this season for Las Vegas batting .238 with 14 RBI and a .381 on-base percentage.   This season the 5-9, 175 lb. right-handed hitter has played at second base, third base, shortstop and the outfield for Las Vegas.  McCoy owns a career Major League batting average of .194 in 138 games with 19 stolen bases over parts of three seasons with Colorado (2009) and Toronto (2010 & 2011).

THAMES, 25, has appeared in 46 games for Toronto this season posting a .243 batting average with seven doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI.  The 6-1, 205 lb. left handed hitter is batting .193 in May with one home run and eight RBI.   Thames, who also appeared in 95 games for Toronto last season, has a career batting average of .257 in 141 games with 31 doubles, 15 home runs and 48 RBI. —

ON MONDAY THE BLUE JAYS RECALLED  LHP AARON LAFFEY

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS recalled LHP AARON LAFFEY Monday from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) and have optioned RHP CHAD BECK to Las Vegas.  

LAFFEY, 27, has made nine starts for Las Vegas this season and is 2-5 with a 4.88 ERA.  The 6-0, 200 lb. left-handed pitcher has a 2-1 record in his last four starts with the 51s posting a 2.70 ERA.  Laffey was also with Toronto from April 9th to 14th but did not appear in a game.  The Cumberland, Maryland native has a career record of 21-23 with one save and a 4.34 ERA in 126 games, 49 starts, over parts of five Major League seasons.

BECK, 27, returns to Las Vegas, one day after being recalled to Toronto on May 27.  The 6-4, 251 lb. right-handed pitcher has made 19 appearances with Las Vegas this season and is 1-0 with seven saves while posting a 1.31 ERA.

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