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Bisons/Blue Jays roster moves continue: A recap of a busy day

By Mike Harrington

The Blue Jays and Bisons keep burning up the transaction wire in advance of Buffalo's series opener tonight in Toledo.

We've already given you the lowdown today on the promotion of top prospect and former No. 1 pick Aaron Sanchez, who will make his Triple-A debut Saturday night, and the addition of Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus on an injury rehab assignment. 

But there's plenty more where those moves came from. As of 4 p.m. today, here's the latest Bisons/Blue Jays transactions:

----Promoted from Double-A New Hampshire to Buffalo: P Aaron Sanchez, OF (and former New York Yankee) Melky Mesa.

---Returned to Double-A from Buffalo: OF Kenny Wilson, P Gregory Infante.

---Added on Major League Rehab: OF Colby Rasmus

---Promoted to Toronto yesterday: OF Darin Mastroinni

---Added from Toronto yesterday: OF Kevin Pillar, who has a 26-game on-base streak with Buffalo that is the longest current one in the International League.

---Released: P Ryan Rowland-Smith (had an out in his contract anytime after June 1 if another MLB club wanted to sign him).

---Traded: OF Matt Tuiasosopo, to the Chicago White Sox for cash. He'll likely report to Charlotte.

---Acquired in trade by Toronto: OF Adron Chambers, from Houston for a pair of Class A prospects. Chambers, who has played 84 games with the St. Louis Cardinals over the last three years, was batting .281 for Oklahoma City of the Houston chain. His assignment was finalized late Thursday afternoon and he's expected to join the Bisons in the next day or two.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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