The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed C DIONER NAVARRO on the bereavement/family medical emergency list effective today. C ERIK KRATZ and RHP NEIL WAGNER have been recalled from Buffalo of the International League (AAA). RHP CHAD JENKINS has been optioned to Buffalo.
NAVARRO must remain on the bereavement/family medical emergency list for a minimum of three days to a maximum of seven days. The 30-year-old is batting .276 with one home run and 16 RBI this season, his first as a Blue Jay.
KRATZ, 33, returns for a 3rd time to the Major League club. In 11 games (four starts) the 6-4, 240 pound right-handed hitter has posted a .231 average with two home runs and 6 RBI.
WAGNER, 30, returns for a 2nd time in 2014, having appeared in nine games for the Blue Jays out of the bullpen. The right-hander has allowed three runs over his 8.2 innings for a 3.12 ERA. Wagner was recently re-instated from the 7-day minor league disabled list with a forearm strain.