TORONTO (AP) _ Left-handed reliever Stan Clarke was released outright by the Toronto Blue Jays to Syracuse of the Class AAA International League, the American League club announced Wednesday.

The move opened a spot on the 24-player roster for right-handed reliever Luis Aquino, who was recalled from Syracuse Tuesday night.

In 12 2-3 innings with Toronto, Clarke was 0-1 with a 9.24 earned-run average in 10 appearances.

Aquino, 21, was 3-7 with a 2.88 ERA and 10 saves in 43 games with Syracuse.