According to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian, the Blue Jays released B.J. Ryan.
A move was required to clear room on the 25-man roster for Scott Downs, who will be activated from the disabled list, but this comes as a complete shock. Ryan is still owed close to $15 million on his current contract that runs through 2010. The Blue Jays must feel he truly has nothing left in the tank. In 20 2/3 innings this season, the former closer had a 6.53 ERA and a 13/17 K/BB ratio.