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Villanueva leaves team for personal reasons, Jenkins recalled

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Carlos Villanueva pitches against the Cleveland Indians during first inning MLB action in Toronto on July 15, 2012. Right-hander Carlos Villanueva has left the Toronto Blue Jays for personal reasons, and right-hander Jesse Chavez was optioned to Triple-A. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
August 05, 2012 - 3:28 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. - Right-hander Carlos Villanueva has left the Toronto Blue Jays for personal reasons, and right-hander Jesse Chavez was optioned to Triple-A.

Villanueva will not make his scheduled start against Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Left-hander J.A. Happ, inserted into the rotation following Friday night's game in Oakland, will be moved into Villanueva's spot for now.

Villanueva (6-1, 3.19) won his first four decisions as a starter. He lost his last outing at Seattle.

Toronto recalled right-hander Chad Jenkins from Double-A New Hampshire on Sunday. Jenkins, the Blue Jays No. 1 choice in the 2009 amateur draft, was 5-9 with a 4.56 ERA at Double-A. He has not appeared in the major leagues.

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