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Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos placed on disabled list

Apr 22, 2012, 9:04 AM EDT

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From’s Vinnie Duber comes word that the Blue Jays placed closer Sergio Santos on the 15-day disabled list late Saturday night due to inflammation in the right-hander’s throwing shoulder.

“He didn’t feel quite right in that save situation last night,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said after Saturday’s 9-5 victory over the Royals. “And as the evening progressed, he felt more tightness throughout the night. He woke up [Saturday] morning with that inflammation kind of rearing its head.”

The Jays are confident that Santos will be ready to return as soon as his 15 days are up. An offseason trade acquisition from the White Sox, he’s registered a disappointing 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in five innings thus far, converting just 2-of-4 save opportunities. Perhaps the rest will help his effectiveness.

The Royals also lost an important reliever on Saturday, placing Greg Holland on the DL with a rib injury.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Unlike some teams such as the Red Sox, the Jays do have another very experienced closer who will take over. They also recalled an impressive young lefty named Evan Crawford to replace Santos on the roster.

    • cur68 - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      Cordero does not fill with confidence. Lets hope for 15 days of blow-out victories, eh?

  2. TestSubjekt - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Yup. Because they have Cordero I’m not too worried for the immediate future about the Jays losing their closer.

    Of course Santos being put on the DL due to his shoulder after only pitching five innings as a Jay stinks.

  3. ramitbaby - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Janssen should take over closing duties…permanently.

  4. foreverchipper10 - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    I heard he is visiting Dr. Yocum. That can’t be a good sign.

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