TORONTO (AP) -The Toronto Blue Jays released catcher Jason Phillips on Friday and recalled catcher-infielder Curtis Thigpen from Triple-A Syracuse.
The 30-year-old Phillips batted .208 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 55 games.
``We want to give Thigpen a little look here and see what we got,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.
Thigpen played in 17 games for Toronto earlier this season, batting .270 with no homers and four RBIs. Gibbons said he expects to use Thigpen behind the plate at least twice a week.
The 24-year-old Thigpen, a second-round pick in the 2004 draft, is also expected to see time at first base.

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