Blue Jays' Chad Jenkins puts suitcase to test

Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins got the call back to the bigs on Monday. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins got the call back to the bigs on Monday. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:19 PM ET

The big leagues, the glamour of the good life.

Well, maybe it’s that way for the established players but when you’re a youngster such as right-hander Chad Jenkins, who has yet to establish himself, it’s more often a yo-yo lifestyle, a never-ending series of trips back and forth between the big leagues and the minors.

On Monday, Jenkins was back in the Jays clubhouse following a gruelling day of travel from Charlotte, N.C., after being called up from triple-A Buffalo. Jenkins was recalled along with INF Jonathan Diaz with RHP Sergio Santos placed on the disabled list and C Erik Kratz optioned back to Buffalo. In all, the Jays have made 42 transaction moves this season — a period of six weeks — including Jenkins being recalled three times and optioned to Buffalo twice.

Jenkins opened the season with Buffalo, was called up April 26, sent back May 2, brought back the next day, May 3, optioned back to Buffalo May 8 and recalled again Monday.


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