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Blue Jays demote Cecil, DFA Carpenter

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The Toronto Blue Jays made a pair of pitching moves after Friday's night's 5-4, 15-inning loss at Oakland.

Left-handed starter Brett Cecil was sent down to Class AAA Las Vegas and reliever Andrew Carpenter was designated for assignment. Cecil was 2-4 with a 5.56 ERA in eight starts this season while Carpenter, a righty, had a 5.00 ERA in six games for Toronto.

The Blue Jays called up right-hander Jesse Chavez and infielder Adeiny Hechavarria from Las Vegas. Manager John Farrell said Chavez will be used in a long relief role.

Cecil's demotion allows recent acquisition J.A. Happ to move from the bullpen to the rotation.

Hechavarria, 23, will make his major league debut. He replaces the injured Brett Lawrie at third base, but can also play the middle infield.

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