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Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Ken Giles, right, celebrates with catcher Danny Jansen after closing out the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Chris O'Meara/The Associated Press

Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles has been reinstated from the 45-day injured list and was active for Friday’s home game against the New York Mets.

Giles has been on the injured list since suffering a right forearm strain on the opening weekend of the 60-game season in late July.

Giles was 23-of-24 in save situations last year with a 1.87 earned-run average.

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Meanwhile, the Blue Jays selected the contract of catching prospect Alejandro Kirk to the active roster.

Kirk, 21, has not played above Class A for the Blue Jays organization since being signed as an international free agent out of Mexico in 2016.

The Blue Jays also made a pitching change, calling up right-hander Jacob Waguespack from the club’s alternate training site. Righty Sean Reid-Foley heads to the site in Rochester, N.Y., to make room for Waguespack.

Catcher Caleb Joseph and outfielder Billy McKinney have been designated for assignment.

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