"We had no choice, really," manager John Gibbons. "Hopefully, he comes back quick. It's been on and off, nagging him. But it's in the triceps area, so that's just muscle -- that's no big deal."
Replacing the 27-year-old Wolfe on Toronto's roster was left-hander David Purcey, who is scheduled to make a spot start against the Tigers on Friday. Purcey is only expected to be in the fold for that outing, so the Jays will likely add a reliever this weekend to fill in for Wolfe.
In eight games this season, Wolfe is 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA and five strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings, including a one-inning appearance in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Rangers. Last year the right-hander went 3-1 with a 2.98 ERA in 38 appearances out of Toronto's bullpen.
Wolfe will be eligible to be activated for the Jays' May 2-5 series at home against the White Sox. Considering that Toronto is short a right-handed arm in the bullpen, Brandon League would appear to be a top candidate to receive the call from Triple-A Syracuse.
Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.