TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have sent struggling reliever Steve Delabar to the minors and promoted infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A.

Kawasaki was in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the New York Yankees, playing second base and batting eighth.

The 30-year-old Delabar was picked for the AL All-Star team last year and faced one batter in the showcase game, striking out Buster Posey. But the right-hander has been inconsistent this season while going 3-0 with a 4.68 ERA in 29 games.

Delabar was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo and Kawasaki was recalled from the same club. The 33-year-old Kawasaki played three games for Toronto earlier this season.




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