Blue Jays send Tepera back to Triple-A

Blue Jays send Tepera back to Triple-A

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Blue Jays optioned right-hander Ryan Tepera to Triple-A Buffalo following Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Giants in 13 innings.

Tepera loaded the bases in the 13th and then issued a walk-off walk in the loss. His most recent struggles likely didn't play a factor in his demotion as Tepera was expected to be sent down with the imminent return of Brett Cecil.

Toronto has yet to officially announce a corresponding roster move but the expectation is that Cecil will be activated from the paternity list prior to Friday night's game against the Rangers. Cecil missed the three-game series in San Francisco to attend the birth of his daughter Braelynn.

Cecil is 0-5 with a 5.59 ERA in 15 appearances this season. Tepera has allowed three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.