TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have selected the contract Australian right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks and have designated right-hander Esmil Rogers for assignment.
Hendriks will make his Toronto debut Friday night as the Blue Jays start a three-game series at home against Oakland.
He has appeared in 10 games (eight starts) for triple-A Buffalo, posting a 5-0 record with a 1.48 earned-run average, But he has struggled at the major-league level with a 2-13 record and 6.06 ERA over three seasons with Minnesota.
Rogers posted a 6.97 ERA in 16 relief appearances for the Blue Jays this season. In 174 career games (42 starts) has a 16-21 record with a 5.59 ERA for Colorado, Cleveland and Toronto.