DETROIT -- Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was placed on the paternity list Wednesday afternoon so he could travel to Miami for the birth of his child.
Escobar left the team following Tuesday night's loss in Detroit so he could be with his fiancee. The maximum time allowed on the paternity list is three days, but it's possible he could return in time for Friday night's game in Baltimore.
The roster move allowed the Blue Jays to recall right-hander Chad Beck from Triple-A Las Vegas. Beck has appeared in seven games for Toronto this season while posting a 5.87 ERA.
Escobar is hitting .246 with seven homers, 13 doubles and 39 RBIS for Toronto this year. He'll be replaced at shortstop by top prospect Adeiny Hechavarria, who has spent most of his time this month at third base following the absence of Brett Lawrie.