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Right-hander Schultz claimed on waivers from D-backs

Blue Jays add 29-year-old rookie to 40-man roster

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Bo Schultz off waivers from the D-backs on Tuesday afternoon.

Schultz made his Major League debut in 2014 and allowed seven runs over eight innings out of the bullpen. He also appeared in 28 games -- 24 starts -- for Triple-A Reno in the Pacific Coast League and went 10-8 with a 6.18 ERA.

The 29-year-old was signed by Oakland as an amateur free agent in 2008, and he was with the D-backs from '12-14. Schultz spent seven years in the Minors and compiled a 37-29 record with a 4.37 ERA. This year in Reno, he struck out 82 and walked 46 over 135 1/3 innings.

Toronto has 38 players on its 40-man roster. Right-hander Chad Jenkins, infielder Maicer Izturis and third baseman Brett Lawrie will have to be activated off the 60-day disabled list and added to that list after the World Series.

The number of open roster spots shouldn't be a concern, because other players will be removed in the coming weeks. Right-hander Casey Janssen, left fielder Melky Cabrera and center fielder Colby Rasmus are free agents. Team options on Dustin McGowan, Brandon Morrow, Adam Lind and J.A. Happ also could play a role.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB.
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