Green, Jackson taken off Blue Jays Major League roster ahead of season opener

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TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays took a pair of right-handed pitchers off of their Major League roster ahead of Thursday's season opener in St. Louis.

Chad Green was placed on Toronto's 60-day injured list as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.

Toronto signed Jay Jackson to a one-year Major League contract on Wednesday but he was immediately optioned to the Blue Jays triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Green underwent the surgery last summer and signed with the Blue Jays as a free agent on Jan. 31.

Green had a 1-1 record with a 3.00 earned-run average and 16 strikeouts over 15 innings pitched for the New York Yankees before his surgery last season.

He has a 33-22 record, 3.17 ERA, and 494 strikeouts over seven MLB seasons, all with New York.

Jackson allowed no runs in his 1 1/3 innings with the Atlanta Braves last season. He has a career 4.21 ERA with 80 strikeouts over four seasons with the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Francisco Giants.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 29, 2023.

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