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The Toronto Blue Jays took a pair of right-handed pitchers off of their Major League roster ahead of Thursday’s season opener in St. Louis.

Chad Green was placed on Toronto’s 60-day injured list as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.

Toronto signed Jay Jackson to a one-year Major League contract on Wednesday but he was immediately optioned to the Blue Jays triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.

Green underwent the surgery last summer and signed with the Blue Jays as a free agent on Jan. 31.

Green had a 1-1 record with a 3.00 earned-run average and 16 strikeouts over 15 innings pitched for the New York Yankees before his surgery last season.

He has a 33-22 record, 3.17 ERA, and 494 strikeouts over seven MLB seasons, all with New York.

Jackson allowed no runs in his 1 1/3 innings with the Atlanta Braves last season. He has a career 4.21 ERA with 80 strikeouts over four seasons with the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, and San Francisco Giants.