Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison to start Thursday

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison will start Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

What It Means:

As expected, Hutchison will take Marco Estrada's place in the rotation, since Estrada is battling a back injury. Hutchison made one start for Toronto in April before being sent to Triple-A Buffalo. He posted a 2.78 ERA and a 3.22 FIP in 15 starts (87 1/3 innings) with Buffalo.

Hutchison was re-called on Saturday and pitched one inning of relief against the Cleveland Indians that same day, allowing two runs on three hits. He'll face a Detroit lineup that owns the seventh-best team wOBA (.330) this season, while scoring the 10th most runs.