US Army Veteran Chris Rowley Called Up to MLB by Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays called up United States Army veteran Chris Rowley to start Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Rogers Centre.

On Friday, Keegan Matheson of passed along comments from the pitcher about the journey to his first chance to play in the major leagues.

"I don't think that it's something I understand the magnitude of," Rowley said. "It's something that I'm trying to appreciate, but at the same time, I think that I have a job to do. I've got to go out and do that."


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