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Toronto Blue Jays DFA Chris Getz, activate Casey Janssen

While the team continues to have trouble filling their void at second base, the Toronto Blue Jays designated Chris Getz for assignment on Sunday. The move opens up a roster spot for the team to activate closer Casey Janssen from the disabled list.

Getz had appeared in just ten games for the Blue Jays on the year, hitting .160/.222/.200. He’d joined the team in late April following the slow start of Ryan Goins, but failed to offer much in terms of production. A career .250/.309/.307 hitter over parts of seven seasons, Getz had been swinging the bat well at Triple-A before getting called up. He’d joined the Blue Jays as a free agent this past January.

As Kyle Franzoni at Jays Journal notes, the team will likely move forward with a combination of Steve Tolleson and Brett Lawrie at second base. The latter will play there against left-handers, allowing Juan Francisco to see additional playing time at third base.

Janssen’s activation also appears to have come at somewhat of a surprise. Franzoni notes that the reliever had initially been expected to make at least one more rehab appearances for the organization’s Double-A affiliate on Sunday. The team opted instead to bring him back into a bullpen that has struggled for much of the season. Janssen had been sidelined since spring training with a strained abdominal muscle and has yet to pitch this season. He’d saved 34 games for the Jays a year ago, with a 2.56 ERA and 0.987 WHIP over 52.2 IP.

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