Pauley joins Blue Jays' bullpen in Miami

Pauley joins Blue Jays' bullpen in Miami

Pauley joins Blue Jays' bullpen in Miami
MIAMI -- The revolving door in Toronto's bullpen continued to spin on Friday, as right-hander David Pauley made his first appearance in the Blue Jays' clubhouse.

Pauley was officially added to the 25-man roster on Thursday, when right-hander Joel Carreno was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. The move came just days after Pauley had been designated for assignment by the Angels.

"It was kind of a strange few days," Pauley said. "I got called back up about a week ago and pitched once, but roster moves and everything, they have to happen. So I got told on Sunday that I was going back on waivers, and Wednesday morning I got called and said I got claimed here.

"Flew in from California yesterday, so nice long day of traveling, but here now and ready to go."

The addition of Pauley marked the 14th transaction the Blue Jays have made involving a total of 33 players since May 27. The vast majority of those have been centered around short-term fixes for an overtaxed bullpen.

That's where Pauley is expected to fit, in as he becomes another multi-inning reliever for manager John Farrell to use. The 29-year-old Pauley has posted a 4.51 ERA in parts of five seasons at the big league level, and while he has the ability to start, the native of Colorado will come out of the bullpen.

"I think we're always reviewing everything," Farrell said. "Pauley last pitched five days ago. That was an inning with the Angels. He threw a light bullpen [session] today, so he's available tonight.

"Pauley is a guy who's been successful in the big leagues. He's been a very solid multi-inning reliever. He's had some starts in the past. At this point in time, our view of him is to be in that middle-reliever group coming in."

Pauley allowed five earned runs in 10 1/3 innings this season with the Angels before he was designated for assignment.