Blue Jays select right-hander Alek Manoah to roster ahead of start in New York
FILE - In this March 14, 2021, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah throws to a New York Yankees batter during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla. Manoah, a 23-year-old prospect, is being called up by the Blue Jays to make his major league debut against the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, May 26. (Steve Nesius/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:02PM EDT
NEW YORK - The Toronto Blue Jays selected pitcher Alek Manoah to the active roster ahead of his start against the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon.
Manoah, a six-foot-six 260-pound right-hander, is one of the team's top prospects.
Drafted 11th overall in 2019, he posted a 0.50 earned-run average with 27 strikeouts and three walks over three starts with triple-A Buffalo.
Manoah's big-league debut will come in the opener of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. He was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday night but the game was postponed due to weather.
New York will counter with right-hander Domingo German.
“His energy today is as good as it was yesterday,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said in a pre-game video call with reporters. “He's very confident. That's what I really like about him.”
Robbie Ray was scheduled to start the nightcap for the Blue Jays against fellow southpaw Jordan Montgomery.
Also Thursday, the Blue Jays placed left-hander Travis Bergen on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder impingement (retroactive to Monday).
Left-hander Tommy Milone was transferred to the 60-day injured list (shoulder) and left-hander Anthony Kay (blister) was placed on the 10-day injured list. .
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2021.