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Matt Whiteside


After a three-week stay with Toronto, Whiteside was outrighted back to Triple-A Syracuse by the Jays. The 37-year-old righthander was roughed up in both of his long-relief appearances, posting a 19.64 ERA for Toronto.

The Jays replaced Whiteside with Scott Downs, whom Toronto manager John Gibbons thought was better suited for a long-relief role.


The Toronto Blue Jays have purchased Whiteside's contract from Triple-A Syracuse. The veteran righthander, who has not pitched in the major leagues since 2001, fills the roster spot of demoted 22-year-old Brandon League.

Whiteside has made 284 career appearances in the majors, going 18-15 with a 5.10 ERA and nine saves. He will pitch in middle relief with the Jays.