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Sergio Santos aiming to return as Blue Jays closer in two weeks

May 4, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Santos reacts after giving up a run to the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto Reuters

Francisco Cordero has struggled as the Blue Jays’ fill-in closer, but he may only have to do the job for another couple weeks.

Sergio Santos is scheduled to resume throwing on Tuesday and told Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com that he hopes to return from an inflamed shoulder within 2-3 weeks.

Santos has been out since April 21 and in his absence Cordero has blown two of four save chances with a 7.20 ERA. Toronto made it very clear all along that Santos would remain the full-time closer whenever he returned and Cordero’s performance certainly hasn’t done anything to change those plans.

  1. missthemexpos - May 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Last winter there was lots of Hot Stove League talk about Toronto pulling off a coup signing Cordero to a one year contract after Cordero was unable to get a multi-year contract elsewhere. After watching his performance so far this season, it is much easier to see why so many teams were hesitant to commit.

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