NEWS
07/23/2011 09:40 EDT | Updated 09/22/2011 05:12 EDT

Blue Jays designate lefty Jo-Jo Reyes for assignment; call up reliever Ledezma

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have designated left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes for assignment and called up Wilfredo Ledezma from triple-A Las Vegas.

The move Saturday comes a day after Reyes was lit up for eight runs in four innings by the Rangers as the Blue Jays lost 12-2 in Texas.

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have designated left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes for assignment and called up Wilfredo Ledezma from triple-A Las Vegas.

The move Saturday comes a day after Reyes was lit up for eight runs in four innings by the Rangers as the Blue Jays lost 12-2 in Texas.

Reyes has given up 15 runs and 18 hits in his last two starts.

The 26-year-old made 20 starts for the Jays this season, posting a 5-8 record with 5.40 earned-runs average. Reyes joined Toronto last season in a trade with Atlanta that also brought shortstop Yunel Escobar to the Jays.

Ledezma has made 34 appearances in relief this season with Las Vegas. The 6-4, 225-pounder posted a 1-1 record with a 4.63 ERA.