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Luis Perez done for season with torn UCL in elbow

Jul 9, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

Luis Perez AP AP

Another day, another injury for the Blue Jays’ pitching staff.

According to Shi Davidi of, Luis Perez is done for the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Blue Jays have yet to make an announcement on a course of action, but Tommy John surgery is almost certainly on the table. If he undergoes the surgery, he will be out through the All-Star break next year.

Perez is the third member of the Jays’ staff to go down with a ulnar collateral ligament injury this season, joining Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison. Drabek underwent Tommy John surgery while Hutchison is currently rehabbing a sprained UCL.

Perez has been a valuable member of Toronto’s bullpen this season, posting a 3.43 ERA and 39/16 K/BB ratio in 42 innings. The 27-year-old southpaw was knocked around for two runs on four hits in his most recent appearance yesterday against the White Sox.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    What’s the single-season team record for most UCL injuries?

  2. nygdriveforfive - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Make it stop! Amazing the Jays are a 500 team at the break. Bautista, please be careful tonight winning the derby.

  3. sdelmonte - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    This just in: the injury wave is now traveling back in time, claiming Jimmy Key and Dave Steib, and erasing the Jays’ World Series titles.

  4. nygdriveforfive - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:55 PM


    Lol but nothing can erase those B2B titels. Maybe the best team ever.

  5. bluenoser23 - Jul 9, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    What are the training staff and pitching coach doing to these guys? Voodoo medicine? This is insane! They’ve had 7 different pitchers get injured to one degree or another. The miracle is that the Jays are still at .500 with a staff of AAA hurlers.

  6. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 9, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    At this rate every time I turn on Sportsnet to watch a Jays game I half expect to see one of their pitcher’s arms just fly completely off.

  7. proudlycanadian - Jul 9, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    It was obvious what his problem was from his reaction on the mound. Perez had been very durable, and had not been over used in the weeks before the injury. His longest outing was in the first game of the season. His workload was reduced after that extra inning game.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      it doesnt matter proudly, you guys have last place locked up anyway this year

      • jaysjunkie - Jul 10, 2012 at 12:10 AM

        Buddy, it is BEYOND sad that you have nothing better to do with your life than have a negative comment for every post here concerning the Blue Jays.

  8. cosanostra71 - Jul 9, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    gotta feel bad for this team

  9. jaysprospectarilo - Jul 9, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    Just got signed by the Blue Jays; I’ll be on the TJ list soon also.

  10. cur68 - Jul 9, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Dagnabbit. Could things suck any more for Beaver Pitching? I mean, really? Perez, too? Really? -sigh-. Might as well bring up Moyer now…

  11. jaysjunkie - Jul 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    F*ck me, this is just ridiculous. And Perez was one of the few bright spots in our bullpen this season.

  12. jaysfan64 - Jul 10, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a pitching staff suffering injuries of this magnitude in a single’s incredible they’re at .500 considering their whole staff now is Las Vegas Fisher Cats (or New Hampshire 51’s – take your pick)…..

  13. Old Gator - Jul 10, 2012 at 3:39 AM

    If I were an elbow, Toronto is the last place I would want to turn up. Man, this is rough shit.

  14. jl9830 - Jul 11, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    R.A. Dickey doesn’t even have one of these!

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