May 27th, 2024

Blue Jays reinstate Jansen from injured list, option fellow catcher Serven to minors

By The Canadian Press on April 15, 2024.

The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated catcher Danny Jansen from the 10-day injured list and optioned catcher Brian Serven to Triple-A Buffalo. Jansen runs the bases after hitting a run-scoring double against the Atlanta Braves during spring training action, in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 2, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated catcher Danny Jansen from the 10-day injured list and optioned catcher Brian Serven to Triple-A Buffalo.

Jansen was active for the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Monday night at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays said in a release.

The 29-year-old backstop missed the first 16 games of the regular season. He suffered a small fracture in the pisiform bone at the base of his right wrist when he was hit by a pitch on March 13.

Jansen played four games for the Bisons ahead of his reinstatement. He hit 17 homers and drove in 53 runs over 86 games for the Blue Jays last season.

Alejandro Kirk handled most of the catching duties in Jansen’s absence. Kirk has struggled with just eight singles in 47 at-bats for a .170 batting average and .429 OPS (on-base plus slugging).

Serven did not record a hit in eight at-bats. He made appearances in seven games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 15, 2024.

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