OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Scott Downs was placed on the disabled list Sunday after aggravating the injured left big toe that landed him on the DL earlier this season.

The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Jeremy Accardo to take Downs’ roster spot. Right-hander Jason Frasor will handle most of the ninth-inning duties while Downs is out.

Downs, a Louisville native who played collegiately at the University of Kentucky, missed about three weeks from mid June to early July with the same injury. Gaston suggested he may have returned a little too early last time. He was 0-3 with two blown saves and a 9.00 ERA in nine games after he was activated.

On Saturday night against the A’s, Downs entered with a two-run lead and got only one out before he was removed because of the injury.


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