Former UCLA pitcher and center fielder Josh Roenicke has been recalled from triple-A Las Vegas to the Toronto Blue Jays' 25-man roster. He made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds in September 2008 and spent most of 2009 in the majors (with Cincinnati and Toronto).
Roenicke, who was a four-year letterwinner for the Bruins (2003-06), has thrown 8.2 scoreless innings for the Las Vegas 51s (triple-A, Pacific Coast League). The hard-throwing right-hander has scattered four hits in six relief appearances, logging eight strikeouts and one walk in the month of April.
Roenicke, who wears No. 17 for Toronto, is reunited with former UCLA pitcher Casey Janssen on the Blue Jays. Roenicke was traded to Toronto from Cincinnati prior to the July 2009 trading deadline and spent the remainder of last season pitching for the Blue Jays' big-league club.