The addition of Hendriks also will give Marcus Stroman, Mark Buehrle and Drew Hutchison an extra day between outings as the Blue Jays continue to keep a close eye on the overall workload of their starting rotation.
"We think it's important to protect that rotation a little bit," manager John Gibbons said. "[Hendriks] will come along, he pitched well for us in a couple of outings earlier in the year. Hopefully, he gives us a boost too. He'll be here for one start and he'll go back [to Buffalo], and it will give those guys an extra breather."
The new alignment will see left-hander J.A. Happ will make his scheduled start on Saturday. Stroman will face the Yankees at home on Monday with Buehrle and Hutchison to follow in that three-game series.
Hendriks was the obvious choice after he came through for the Blue Jays in a pair of starts earlier this season. He gave up a lot of hard-hit balls, but he allowed three runs over 11 2/3 innings, which equates to a 2.31 ERA. In 12 games for Buffalo, Hendriks is a perfect 6-0 with a 1.92 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings.
"He was going to come anyway, depending on what day he was going to throw," Gibbons said when asked if Hendriks' promotion was because of Dickey's injury. "If Dickey went [Friday], he was going to go on Sunday ... (Dickey) came out of the game with a groin, it makes sense to give him a day or two."
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