Posted May 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Toronto Blue Jays placed outfielder Ben Francisco on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain while optioning left-hander Evan Crawford to triple-A Las Vegas. The Jays also recalled first baseman David Cooper from Las Vegas on Friday and selected the contract of right-hander Ryota Igarashi from the Triple-A club. To make room for Igarashi, oft-injured pitcher Dustin McGowan has been transferred to the 60-day DL. Igarashi (1-1) has four saves and a 1.29 ERA in 19 games this season in Las Vegas. The 32-year-old Chiba, Japan, native went 5-2 in 79 games over two seasons with the New York Mets (2010-2011). Cooper is batting .298 in 42 games with Las Vegas. He has 12 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 34 RBIs during that span.
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