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Another setback for injured Blue Jays closer Sergio Santos

Jun 11, 2012, 12:16 PM 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

Sergio Santos has suffered yet another setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury that was initially said to be minor, as the Blue Jays closer canceled a scheduled Saturday bullpen session due to soreness.

Santos has been out since April 21 and it’s been about six weeks since he guessed he was about two weeks from coming off the DL, which is perhaps why he’s “closer Sergio Santos” rather than “doctor Sergio Santos.”

For whatever it’s worth manager John Farrell described the recent soreness as “normal for a guy ramping back up.” Of course, Santos would have already resumed closing for Blue Jays if not for multiple setbacks and that’s not quite normal for an injury listed as shoulder inflammation.

Acquired from the White Sox for prospect Nester Molina this offseason, Santos appeared in just six games before being shut down and the Blue Jays turned first to Francisco Cordero and then to Casey Janssen as his ninth-inning replacement.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Have no fear. Mighty Casey is doing a fine job in the role of closer. Santos can take all the time he needs. The Jays have also called up their Triple A closer (Beck), who had a miniscule ERA at hitter friendly Las Vegas.

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