After missing the entirety of the season thus far due to elbow issues, Ryan Tepera has finally been activated from the 10-day Injured List. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Blue Jays have designated Javy Guerra for assignment. More on that in a second.
With the activation of Tepera and the DFA'ing of Guerra, the #BlueJays will head into weekend action with 39 spots taken on the 40-man roster.
The time is getting closer.#MLB
— Scott MacArthur (@ScottyMacThinks) April 18, 2019
Tepera tossed a couple of innings in Triple-A Buffalo during his rehab assignment, surrendering two runs while also striking out three batters. He had a rough go in spring training, allowing six earned runs over the course of seven innings before getting shut down.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Jays use Tepera out of the bullpen. He was slated to be the team’s eighth inning guy, but Joe Biagini has been excellent in that role thus far.
Anyways, the most interesting thing about this transaction is the fact that Guerra got designated for assignment, which clears a spot on the 40-man roster for somebody to be added. Who might that be? Hmmmmmmm.