Monday August 17th, 2015

The Toronto Blue Jays have opted for a four-man rotation over their next eight games and have optioned pitcher Drew Hutchison to Triple A, the team announced on Monday. 

The Blue Jays have recalled infielder Matt Hauge, who leads Triple A with a .348 batting average, and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera, who had played in 70 games with Toronto before being designated for assignment on Aug. 1. 

Hutchison is 12–2 on the year with a 5.06 ERA. The right-hander leads the league in run support thanks to the Blue Jays' offense. Hutchison has only made it past the fifth inning in three of his six starts since the All-Star break. He has won his last three decisions.

• Power, pitching help Blue Jays close in on Yankees in AL East race

The Blue Jays hit the road for two games against the Phillies, three games against the Angels and three games against the Rangers in the next 10 days.

Toronto trails the New York Yankees by half a game for first place in the American League East.

- Christopher Chavez

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