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Blue Jays place Rodriguez on IL; recall Pop

Yariel Rodriguez Toronto Blue Jays Yariel Rodriguez - The Canadian Press

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Yariel Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day injured list with Thoracic Spine Inflammation, it was announced Tuesday.

Canadian Zach Pop was recalled from Triple-A and will be active for Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals

Rodriguez started Monday night's game, allowing three runs -- two earned -- in 3.2 innings, throwing 82 pitches. He allowed six hits and three walks while striking out one. 

The 27-year-old Cuban has started four games so far this season, posting a 4.11 ERA with 16 punchouts in 15.1 innings.

Pop, 27, had a 6.59 ERA in 15 appearances for the Jays last season, his second with the team after coming over in a deal with the Miami Marlins the year before.  

The Brampton, Ont., native has a 1.86 ERA in nine appearances so far this season with Triple-A Buffalo.