The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated pitcher Bowden Francis from the 15-day injured list Tuesday and optioned fellow right-hander Ryan Burr to Triple-A Buffalo.

Francis missed 34 games due to right forearm extensor tendinitis. 

He entered Tuesday's night game against the visiting Baltimore Orioles with a 2-2 record and 8.59 earned-run average over five appearances.

Burr was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies last Thursday for cash considerations.

He made two appearances for Toronto, striking out three and posting a 2.70 ERA over 3 1/3 innings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 4, 2024.