Blue Jays outright Carlson, Loewen
Loewen, who spent most of last season with Triple-A Las Vegas, had one home run and four RBIs in 14 games with the Blue Jays. He had a .306 average with 17 homers and 85 RBIs with Las Vegas.
The Surrey, B.C., native became the 17th Canadian to play for the Blue Jays when he started on Sept. 7 against the Boston Red Sox.
Carlson spent the entire season on the disabled list. He experienced arm soreness last spring and underwent season-ending rotator cuff surgery on May 24.
Carlson has an 8-8 record with three saves and a 3.63 ERA in 162 career games.