TORONTO -- Left-hander Wil Ledezma was designated for
assignment following the Blue Jays' 12-0 loss to Tampa Bay
on Sunday afternoon.
Ledezma was brought out to start the ninth inning in a 6-0
game but struggled to get through the frame. He was charged
with six runs on five hits and three walks while throwing
just 21 of his 45 pitches for strikes.
Toronto, which was faced with a lot of tired arms in the
bullpen, had no other choice but to stick with Ledezma
through the rough outing.
"No one wants to have to go through that," Blue Jays acting
manager Don Wakamatsu said. "But we talked about three
starts in a row not getting into the sixth and the bullpen
being overworked. Once we fell behind 6-0 we tried to piece
it together and get through that ballgame."
Ledezma, who spent most of the year in Triple-A Las Vegas,
appeared in just five games for the Blue Jays. He posted a
15.00 ERA in six innings and noticeably struggled with his
control, issuing seven walks.
The 30-year-old is 15-25 with a 5.40 ERA in 192 career
appearances in the Major Leagues. Toronto will make a
corresponding roster prior to Monday night's series finale
against the Rays to complete its 25-man roster.