by Amy Moritz
Chad Jenkins will make his Triple-A debut with the Buffalo Bisons as the starter for tonight's game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
But this is merely a pit stop on his way back to Toronto.
Jenkins, a first-round draft choice of Toronto in 2009, made three starts with the Blue Jays, from May 12-31. He went 1-0 in those starts with a 3.60 earned run average over 15 innings of work. In his three starts he gave up 18 hits and six earned runs while striking out six with four walks.
Since the Blue Jays had two scheduled off days, they went to a four-man rotation, sending Jenkins to Buffalo so that he could start on his regular day. It is anticipated that he will start for the Blue Jays on June 11.
Jenkins opened the season in Double-A New Hampshire and last season made 20 starts in Double-A before earning his first Major League promotion. He made 13 appearances with three starts for the Blue Jays in 2012.
He becomes the second pitcher to make his Triple-A debut with the Bisons after already pitching in the Majors. The other was Josh Johnson, who was with the club on a rehabilitation stint.
Guest Skipper: Doug Davis, the Blue Jays' minor league field coordinator, will again serve as the Bisons manager tonight as Marty Brown serves the final of his three-game suspension for his antics after getting ejected from Sunday's game in Norfolk. The latest place the video went viral? On this afternoon's episode of "Around the Horn" on ESPN.
Tonight's Bisons' Lineup:
Mike McCoy -- CF
Jim Negrych -- 2B
Luis Jimenez -- 1B
Mauro Gomez -- DH
Josh Thole -- C
Moises Sierra -- RF
Andy LaRoche -- 3B
Ryan Langerhans -- LF
Ryan Goins -- SS