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Blue Jays RHP Francis placed on IL, LHP Little recalled

Bowden Francis Toronto Blue Jays Bowden Francis - The Canadian Press

Toronto Blue Jays right-handed pitcher Bowden Francis was placed on the 15-day injured list on Thursday with right forearm extensor tendinitis. 

Left-handed pitcher Brendon Little was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move. 

The 28-year-old Francis has struggled on the mound this season, producing an 8.59 ERA over five appearances, including two starts. 

Francis began the season as a starter, allowing 12 hits and 12 earned runs in 8.1 innings pitched over two starts, both of which turned out to be losses. 

Little, 27, has a 2.89 ERA over nine relief appearances in the minors this season. Little made one relief appearance with the Chicago Cubs in 2022.