Toronto selected the contract of catcher/first baseman Kyle Phillips while recalling right-hander Jeremy Accardo and left-hander David Purcey from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Phillips, originally a 10th-round Draft pick by the Twins in 2002, appeared in 76 games for the 51s, batting .300 with eight home runs and 29 RBIs. This is the 25-year-old left-handed hitter's first callup to the big leagues.
The 27-year-old Accardo made 27 relief appearances for Las Vegas this season, going 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 13 saves in 30 innings. For the Blue Jays, he has posted a 2.50 ERA in 19 games.
Purcey began the season on Toronto's 25-man roster, going 0-2 with a 7.01 ERA in five starts. In the Minors, he went 9-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 24 starts. Since the All-Star break, the 27-year-old southpaw held Pacific Coast League batters to a .254 batting average.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less