Larry Millson

End Of A Long Journey

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Lanky lefthander Jesse Carlson has found a home in the Blue Jays' bullpen after a long journey through the minors that has included stops with four organizations—including two stints with the Jays. After two games this season at Triple-A Syracuse, the reliever with the funky delivery was called up to the majors on April 9.

Majors | #2008#Organization Reports#Toronto Blue Jays

Breaking The Ice

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David Purcey's major league debut came rather suddenly and unexpectedly. The lefthander, the organization's first-round draft pick in 2004 (16th overall) from Oklahoma, was called up from Triple-A Syracuse, where he was 2-0, 1.89 in three starts, for a spot start against the Tigers. He was starting in place of A.J. Burnett, who was forced into duty to pitch the 14th inning in a loss to the Rangers two days earlier.

Majors | #2008#Organization Reports#Toronto Blue Jays