As per various news sources, including the always reliable John Lott, the Toronto Blue Jays have recalled outfielder Ryan Langerhans. The recall of Langerhans was necessitated by the paternity leave of OF Rajai Davis, whose wife became the 500th (approximately) Blue Jays significant other to have a child this season.
Davis joins Aaron Loup, Adam Lind, and Munenori Kawasaki as Blue Jays whom have welcomed new children into the world during this tumultuous season, reminding us all that while the Blue Jays season has certainly been frustrating, there’s a lot more to life than the game of baseball.
Langerhans, the 33-year old native of San Antonio Texas, played 64 games for Triple-A Buffalo this season, accumulating a line of .221/.344/.404 with 9 home runs.
With Rajai Davis on the aforementioned paternity leave (congratulations Rajai!) and Moises Sierra nursing an injury, the Blue Jays required an extra outfielder in case of an injury over their last 4 games of the season.
In order to make room for Langerhans on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays transferred pitcher Brett Cecil from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The Blue Jays wrap up their 3-game series with the Baltimore Orioles tonight before heading back to Toronto to finish off their disaster of a season with a final 3-game set at home with the Tampa Bay Rays, for whom these games actually mean something.