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Blue Jays place Drew Hutchison on disabled list with UCL sprain

Jun 16, 2012, 12:09 PM EDT

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After leaving last night’s start in the first inning with what was described as right elbow soreness, Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison was placed on the disabled list this morning with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament.

According to Gregor Chisholm of, Hutchison will be shut down for the next two weeks before being re-evaluated. Blue Jays manager John Farrell told Shi Davidi of that all signs point toward him avoiding Tommy John surgery, but he will likely seek a second opinion to rule out a possible tear of the ligament.

Hutchison, 21, made his major league debut on April 21 and posted a 4.60 ERA and 49/20 K/BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings prior to the injury.

The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Robert Coello from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Hutchison on the active roster, but he is expected to pitch out of the bullpen. Carlos Villanueva pitched four scoreless innings in relief last night against the Phillies and could be a candidate to take Hutchison’s spot in the rotation. The 28-year-old right-hander made 13 starts with the Jays last year, but also missed some time with a forearm strain.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    For his sake, I hope that he does not need surgery. The bullpen pitched 8.3 innings yesterday and the Jays needed another arm in the pen.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 16, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      It’s been a pretty rough week for the bluebirds.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 16, 2012 at 2:12 PM

        Rather unprecedented, but they will keep on fighting.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 16, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Ricky Romero did not have a great game today, but did remain healthy. The bullpen has not given up a run over their 12.3 innings against Philadelphia in the first 2 games of the series..

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM

      I must have missed something but when did 4 runs in 6 innings become a “great” game?? Amazing…. the ship is sinking

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      Harry’s inability to understand the English language is indicative of a missing synaptic gap.

      • cur68 - Jun 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

        Low IQ, too. Poor ole thing. He’s lucky he can even work that computer.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 17, 2012 at 1:47 AM

        do they even speak english in canada? biggest cowards in the history of the world no doubt about that.

      • cur68 - Jun 17, 2012 at 2:35 AM

        Speak it, and type it, too. Look, capital letters and punctuation and everything! More than you an say you illiterate recidivist.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 17, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    cur68, one of 10 bluejay fans in the world, ill consider the source on that comment, ive watched more ball then you and the old guy have ever. Go watch hockey like you’re supposed to

    • jaysjunkie - Jun 17, 2012 at 2:31 AM

      Make that 11 Blue Jays fans. Brilliant comments and even better grammar.

    • cur68 - Jun 17, 2012 at 2:44 AM

      Learn to type, idiot. There’s a shift key on all keyboards. Hold it down to type the first letter of a word that begins a sentence. It not that hard. Most people manage it by the 2nd grade. Oh, and I hope you have a receipt for that computer you’re using. If your parole officer sees it he’ll want you to produce the receipt. You do know what a receipt is don’t you ‘harry? Its what you get when you pay for things from a store. Good luck with Grade 3 next year & next time you try and get into a battle of wits, come better armed.

      jaysjunkie: great game today, eh? Davis is really getting it done. Our boys got not much in the way of starting pitching but they can run the bases and they can hit. Just gotta hang in there. Beaver Power, bro.

  4. supersnappy - Jun 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    I think poor Harry got very confused by the phrase: Ricky Romero did not have a great game today”. The word “not” is a tricky, tricky word!

  5. mydadyourmom - Jun 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Go Jays. Make it 12 fans.

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