TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays selected right-handed pitcher Lucas Harrell from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Saturday and designated outfielder Ian Parmley for assignment.
, 32, was 0-1 with a 2.11 ERA in four starts at Buffalo after going 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA in two starts with Class A Dunedin. He started the season on the disabled list because of a shoulder issue.
Harrell is expected to be used in relief by the Blue Jays, shoring up a bullpen that was required to pitch 6 2/3 innings Friday in a 7-4, 11-inning loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Parmley, 27, was called up from Buffalo on June 23 and made his major league debut that night in Kansas City. He was 0-for-3 in three games with Toronto. He batted .289 with one home run and 20 RBIs in 60 games with Buffalo this season.