July 9, 2014 1:26 pm

Jays recall Kratz, place Gillespie on 15-day DL

Erik Kratz of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated after scoring on a double by Jose Bautista in the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 4, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.

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TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Erik Kratz from triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and placed outfielder Cole Gillespie on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal strain.

Kratz has a .221 average with three homers and 10 RBIs in 30 games for the Blue Jays this season. In 25 games with the Bisons, he has a .316 average with three homers and 17 RBIs.

Gillespie was claimed off waivers from Seattle last week. In 35 games this season, he has a .243 average with one homer and five RBIs.

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