#BlueJays manager Charlie Montoyo says he’s not sure how Jacob Waguespack wasn’t on umps’ lineup cards. “It was on all our cards.” Lineups submitted digitally. “For some reason, the ones they had, (Waguespack) wasn’t on it.”— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) August 7, 2020But that fact shouldn’t have necessarily disqualified Waguespack. MLB Rule 4.03(c) states, in part, that:As a courtesy, potential substitute players should also be listed, but the failure to list a potential substitute player shall not make such potential substitute player ineligible to enter the game.Porter and Foster had not commented on the mixup as of late Thursday.Dolis worked a scoreless sixth, but the Blue Jays ultimately lost 4-3 on a Nick Markakis walk-off home run. The Blue Jays just sent out Jacob Waguespack to pitch even though he’s not on their 28-man roster. pic.twitter.com/emMgM2ioxA— handlit33 (@handlit33) August 7, 2020Rafael Dolis came on for Waguespack, whose name was not added to the official box score.BLUE JAYS 2020 SCHEDULE: Dates, game times, resultsThe confusion may have stemmed from the Jays’ yo-yo transactions involving Waguespack. The team announced about an hour before the game that it had recalled him from its taxi squad to replace injured pitcher Trent Thornton.ROSTER MOVE:RHP Trent Thornton (right elbow inflammation) has been placed on the 10-day IL.RHP Jacob Waguespack has been recalled from the Taxi Squad and will be active for tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/qvXKqhFugf— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2020That move was made about six hours after the Jays transferred Waguespack to the taxi squad to help reduce Toronto’s roster from 30 players to 28 players by Thursday’s cutdown deadline.ROSTER MOVES:INF Santiago Espinal and RHP Jacob Waguespack have been optioned to our alternate training site and added to the Taxi Squad. pic.twitter.com/VnplfK2Oyi— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2020Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters after the game that he knew Waguespack was on the roster but the umps somehow got an incorrect lineup card. A clerical error compounded by a possible umpiring error cost Jacob Waguespack an opportunity to pitch for the Blue Jays on Thursday night.The right-hander was on Toronto’s 28-man roster for its game against the Braves in Atlanta, but he wasn’t listed on the lineup card that was transmitted to the umpires beforehand. When the Jays called upon him to relieve starter Nate Pearson in the sixth inning, home plate umpire Alan Porter, who had the lineup card in his possession, consulted with third base umpire Marty Foster. The two eventually told the Jays that Waguespack had to leave the game.
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