Outfielder Bradley Zimmer, reliever Casey Lawrence added to Blue Jays' roster

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TORONTO — Outfielder Bradley Zimmer and relief pitcher Casey Lawrence have been added to the Toronto Blue Jays roster.

Zimmer reported to the major league roster on Thursday after Toronto claimed him off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

It's Zimmer's second stint with the Blue Jays this season after Philadelphia claimed him from waivers on Aug. 18. He played nine games with the Phillies.

Zimmer was free to be picked up by Philadelphia when he was designated for assignment in order to make room for George Springer off Toronto's injured list.

Lawrence was recalled from triple-A Buffalo on Thursday afternoon.

The two additions were made possible by the Blue Jays' expanded September roster.

Toronto has the day off before beginning a three city, 10-game road trip through Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Texas.

Zimmer is hitting .130 this season between Toronto and Philadelphia, with two home runs, and three runs batted in.

The right-handed Lawrence has an 0-1 record with an 8.04 earned-run average, nine strikeouts and 1.47 walks and hits per inning pitched over 15 2/3 innings for Toronto this season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 1, 2022.

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