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Blue Jays call up top prospect catcher Gabriel Moreno

Mar 13, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA;  Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno (70) runs to first base on a fielders choice during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays called up top catching prospect Gabriel Moreno from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Saturday afternoon’s game against the host Detroit Tigers.

Moreno, who was with the Blue Jays on Friday, is expected to make his debut on Saturday. He is considered the fifth-ranked prospect in Major League Baseball, per Baseball America.

The 22-year-old Venezuelan is batting .324 with one homer and 23 RBIs in 36 games this season with the Bisons.

The Blue Jays are summoning Moreno since fellow catcher Danny Jansen is scheduled to miss time with a broken pinky finger.

In a corresponding move, the Blue Jays sent catcher Zack Collins to Triple-A Buffalo.

–Field Level Media