A pair of off-days on Monday and Thursday afforded Toronto the luxury of taking a wait-and-see approach while keeping Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey on normal rest. After Buehrle was able to pitch into the seventh inning on Friday night, there was no longer a need to keep Jenkins available out of the 'pen.
"We're good, we're fresh down there," manager John Gibbons said of his bullpen. "[Jenkins] was in case something happened to Buehrle really early or something."
Jenkins made his season debut on May 12 in Boston. He allowed just a pair of runs on seven hits while striking out two. The 25-year-old will still need to have his workload monitored after coming back from a right shoulder injury earlier this season.
Ortiz has been one of the surprise stories in the past couple of weeks after joining Toronto's starting staff. The 39-year-old has allowed just two runs on 10 hits in 12 innings for the Blue Jays after beginning the year with Triple-A Buffalo.
Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.