Blue Jays Reliever Makes "Incredibly Quick" Return From Shoulder Injury

After dislocating his right shoulder on a collision at home plate, things didn't look so good for Toronto Blue Jays left-handed reliever Tim Mayza. But in just a shade over two weeks, he's been re-activated and returns to the bullpen Tuesday night. 

That makes two left-handed arms in the Toronto bullpen, a rarity for the team, as Mayza joins Yusei Kikuchi, who was demoted from the rotation last week. 

The injury back on Aug. 6th looked ominous for Mayza, as he writhed in pain after this home plate collision with Nick Gordon of the Minnesota Twins.

Mayza has been a very effective reliever the past two seasons; he has a 2.88 ERA this year, with a 1.13 WHIP and a 27:9 K/BB ratio. 

To make room for Mayza, Canadian Zach Pop is heading down to Triple-A. He's performed well since coming over with Anthony Bass from the Miami Marlins, and will likely return when the rosters expand at the beginning of September. 

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