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Arencibia out six weeks with broken hand

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Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia went on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand, and he is expected to be out for six weeks.

Arencibia was hurt when his hand was hit by a foul tip from Brandon Inge in the second inning Wednesday in Toronto's 16-0 loss to Oakland.

Jeff Mathis and Yan Gomes will take over the catching duties. Mathis came on for Arencibia as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the second inning. Gomes entered to catch in the ninth when Mathis went to the mound. Mathis gave up two runs on three hits in his second pitching appearance of the season. He threw a scoreless inning at Texas on May 25..

After the game, the Blue Jays also optioned right-handed reliever Chad Beck to Class AAA Las Vegas. He allowed one run in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday, giving him a 5.87 ERA in seven appearances for the Blue Jays this season.

Right-hander Joel Carreno and lefty Evan Crawford were promoted from Las Vegas. Carreno was 0-2 with a 6.60 ERA in six games (two starts) for Toronto earlier this season. Crawford made nine relief appearances for the Blue Jays previously this year, posting a 7.04 ERA and no decisions.

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