Jays add Phillips, Accardo, Purcey
Catcher, two pitchers join team for stretch run
The Blue Jays added three more players for the stretch run of the season on Tuesday, bringing their roster count to 32 with 25 games left.
Toronto selected the contract of catcher/first baseman Kyle Phillips while recalling right-hander Jeremy Accardo and left-hander David Purcey from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Phillips, originally a 10th-round Draft pick by the Twins in 2002, appeared in 76 games for the 51s, batting .300 with eight home runs and 29 RBIs. This is the 25-year-old left-handed hitter's first callup to the big leagues.
The 27-year-old Accardo made 27 relief appearances for Las Vegas this season, going 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 13 saves in 30 innings. For the Blue Jays, he has posted a 2.50 ERA in 19 games.
Purcey began the season on Toronto's 25-man roster, going 0-2 with a 7.01 ERA in five starts. In the Minors, he went 9-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 24 starts. Since the All-Star break, the 27-year-old southpaw held Pacific Coast League batters to a .254 batting average.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.