One of the few positive aspects of the Blue Jays' loss on Tuesday was the relief effort of Kyle Drabek.

In his first appearance since being called up on Sunday, Drabek worked the final two innings. He blanked the Brewers on one hit, didn't walk a batter, and struck out three.

It marked Drabek's first appearance in the big leagues since Sept. 25 of last year. Coming off his second Tommy John surgery, Drabek made three relief appearances with the Jays in the final month of the season.

"He looked good, a good breaking ball, nice job, first outing," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "But they said he's been pretty good in Buffalo. It was the perfect opportunity for him."

Drabek was satisfied with how he performed.

"(Catcher Dioner) Navarro called a great game and mixed in pretty much every pitch," Drabek said. 'I was just happy that it didn't turn out like my previous first outings."

Last year, for example, in his season back from the Tommy John, Drabek faced the Minnesota Twins in a relief role Sept. 7. He faced four batters, didn't record an out, and gave up one run on three hits plus a walk.