SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -The Toronto Blue Jays designated catcher Sal Fasano for assignment on Wednesday and added a pitching prospect to their bullpen.
Fasano was batting .178 with one home run and four RBIs in 14 games with the Blue Jays. The 36-year-old Fasano originally joined Toronto after signing a minor league contract with the club in the offseason.
He was promoted from Triple-A Syracuse on April 25 and started his first seven games with the Blue Jays before injuring his groin while running the bases June 5. He was hurt when he scored after hitting a double in Toronto's 12-11 win over Tampa Bay. Fasano remained in the game and later aggravated the injury chasing down a passed ball.
The Blue Jays have up to 10 days to trade or release Fasano.
Toronto, which has six pitchers on the disabled list, purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Lee Gronkiewicz from Double-A New Hampshire to take Fasano's roster spot. He joins a Blue Jays bullpen that was second in the American League with a 3.22 ERA entering Wednesday.
Gronkiewicz, a Rule 5 acquisition from Cleveland in 2004, has 142 career saves in the minors. The 28-year-old was 3-2 with 11 saves and a 1.80 ERA this season with New Hampshire when he was called up.

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