Jays call up OF prospect Alford

Blue Jays call up top prospect Anthony Alford: report

The Blue Jays called up Darrell Ceciliani on Monday to fill the gap left by utilityman Steve Pearce after he hit the disabled list with a strained right calf muscle.

Dwight Smith Jr. joined the team Thursday to replace Pillar on the roster, but then Ceciliani injured his shoulder. The Jays issued a two-game suspension to Kevin Pillar yesterday, so they're a bit short-handed in the outfield at the moment. The 6-foot-1, 215 lb. center-fielder has been terrific so far this season at Double-A New Hampshire, hitting.325/.411/.455 with three homers and nine steals. The incident led to a benches-clearing altercation and Pillar has since apologized for his immature actions.

Of course, it's not clear that Alford's promotion will be long-term in nature.

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In need of some outfield depth, the Toronto Blue Jays have promoted MLB.com's 62nd-best prospect, Anthony Alford, to the majors prior to the start of their weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. During the 2015 season, he slashed an impressive.298/.398/.421 in Single-A before slumping to a.236/.344/.378 line in an injury-ravaged 2016 campaign.

Ups-and-downs can be expected with just 33 games of Double-A on his resume, but Alford's combination of broad tools and consistently improving skills should make him a multi-category contributor and very solid regular in the long run.

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