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Blue Jays promote Danny Jansen

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The Blue Jays are set to promote top catching prospect Danny Jansen, according to a team announcement on Sunday. Jansen will replace third baseman Yangervis Solarte, who landed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain after leaving Saturday’s game with the injury.

Jansen, 23, was ranked third in the Blue Jays’ system by MLB Pipeline and sixth among all major-league catching prospects. He’s lived up to his top billing so far, not only receiving accolades for his pitch recognition and framing skills but also for the solid .275/.390/.473 batting line, 12 home runs and .863 OPS he produced in 360 PA at Triple-A Buffalo this season.

Per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, Jansen is expected to see some playing time behind the dish as starting catcher Russell Martin will need to help fill in the gap at third base. He could make his major league debut as soon as Monday, when newly-recalled pitching prospect Sean Reid-Foley is scheduled to debut on the mound against the Royals.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.