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• With Reyes sidelined by a sore right knee and Munenori Kawasaki away on paternity leave, manager John Gibbons was left with only two bench players Sunday -- backup catcher Josh Thole and outfielder Rajai Davis.

• Reyes did not quite blame artificial turf for the discomfort in his injured knee. But he does not believe it helped, either.

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• With Reyes sidelined by a sore right knee and Munenori Kawasaki away on paternity leave, manager John Gibbons was left with only two bench players Sunday -- backup catcher Josh Thole and outfielder Rajai Davis.

• Reyes did not quite blame artificial turf for the discomfort in his injured knee. But he does not believe it helped, either.

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"Everybody knows it's tough to play on turf, so you have to take care of your body when you play on turf," Reyes said.

• Left-hander Sean Nolin and catcher A.J. Jimenez, rated by MLB.com as the Blue Jays' No. 5 and No. 9 prospects, were promoted from Double-A New Hampshire to Triple-A Buffalo. Nolin, who made his Major League debut earlier this season, will most likely be called up again before season's end.

Jimenez, who had Tommy John surgery last year, is the organization's top catching prospect.

Jim Hawkins is a contributor to MLB.com.

 

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