The Blue Jays reinstated shortstop Munenori Kawasaki from the paternity list and optioned right-hander Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

Weber will stay with Toronto however as the club will recall him as its designated 26th man for the doubleheader against the Yankees on Tuesday.

While the Blue Jays traveled to St. Petersburg for a weekend series against the Rays Kawasaki returned to Toronto to be with his wife as she gave birth to a baby boy on Friday. The plan all along was to have Kawasaki return for Tuesday's doubleheader even when Jose Reyes was sidelined by a sore right knee on Sunday.