Blue Jays promote right-hander Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo

Kyle Drabek was 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA in 16 relief appearances with the Buffalo Bisons this season.

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The Toronto Blue Jays bolstered their weary bullpen by recalling right-hander Kyle Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo.

Toronto used six relievers for 7 1/3 innings in Friday night's 11-5 loss to the White Sox. Chad Jenkins pitched 2 2/3 innings in the series opener in Chicago and was optioned to Buffalo after the game.

The 26-year-old Drabek began the season in Buffalo's rotation, but moved to the bullpen in mid-June. He had a 3-1 record with a 2.77 ERA in 16 relief appearances with the Bisons.

Drabek is 8-15 with a 5.37 ERA in 37 games, 30 starts, in parts of four seasons with Toronto.

The Blue Jays announced Drabek's promotion before Saturday night's game against the White Sox.

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