Jays designate Reyes for assignment

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes throws against the New York Yankees  during the first inning...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes throws against the New York Yankees during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto July 14, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Cassese)

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, Last Updated: 2:19 PM ET

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - The Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday designated pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes for assignment, and selected the contract of pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old Reyes went 5-8 with a 5.40 earned run average in 20 starts for Toronto this season, after spending the first four years of his career with the Braves. In 110 innings, the left-hander fanned 64 batters and walked 35.

Reyes was torched in his last outing, on Friday at Texas, charged with eight hits and as many runs with three strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings. The Rangers eventually posted a 12-2 victory.

Ledezma, 30, last pitched in the majors a year ago with the Pittsburgh Pirates, going 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA in 19 2/3 innings over 27 appearances.

He had been designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on December 23, and the Jays picked him up off waivers on January 5.


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