Blue Jays recall catcher Zack Collins from triple-A Buffalo, send down Otto Lopez

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Catcher Zack Collins was recalled by the Toronto Blue Jays from their triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday.

Infielder Otto Lopez was optioned to Buffalo in a corresponding move.

Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk went 4 for 4 and homered for the third straight game in Toronto's 9-4 win in Milwaukee on Friday before leaving with a bruised left hand in the seventh inning.

Kirk appeared to get hit in the hand on a backswing from Jonathan Davis in the seventh.

The catcher remained in the game for the rest of that at-bat before leaving at the same time the Blue Jays made a pitching change.

The team said Kirk underwent precautionary X-rays that came back negative.

Kirk is the early leader in American League all-star voting. He's hitting .321 with nine home runs and 28 runs batted in this season.

Collins was acquired by the Blue Jays in a pre-season trade. He has a .212 average with four home runs in 22 games with Toronto this year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 25, 2022.

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