Blue Jays promote Coello to Toronto

Tomorrow the TORONTO BLUE JAYS will select the contract RHP ROBERT COELLO from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) as the counter move to LHP AARON LAFFEY being optioned to Las Vegas following last night’s game.   In order to make room on the 40-man roster for COELLO the Blue Jays today outrighted 1B ADAM LIND to Las Vegas.

COELLO, 27, has spent all of 2012 with Las Vegas, posting a 3-1 record with a 3.22 ERA in 17 games, including two starts, while limiting PCL hitters to just 26 hits in 36.1 innings. The 6-5, 250 lb. right-hander has appeared in six major league games, all for Boston in 2010, recording a 4.76 ERA over 5.2 innings. The Bayonne, New Jersey native was originally selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 20th round of the 2004 draft and was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays on December 1, 2011.

LAFFEY, 27, has yet to make an appearance for Toronto this season.  In nine starts for Las Vegas he is 2-5 with a 4.88 ERA.  The 6-0, 200 lb. left-handed pitcher has a 2-1 record in his last four starts with the 51s posting a 2.70 ERA prior to being recalled on May 28th. Laffey was also with Toronto from April 9th to 14th but did not appear in a game.

LIND, 28, is batting .386 in 11 games with three home runs and 13 RBI for Las Vegas since being optioned on May 17. The 6-2, 212 lb. left-handed hitter batted .186 (22-118) this season with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI in 34 games for Toronto.