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Casey Janssen had shoulder surgery on November 16

Nov 27, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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Nearly two weeks later the Blue Jays announced today that reliever Casey Janssen underwent shoulder surgery “to repair lingering AC joint soreness.”

John Lott of the National Post notes: “This is the second time in the past month that the club revealed that a pitcher with a previously undisclosed injury had undergone surgery. Late in October, the Jays said starter Ricky Romero had undergone elbow surgery two weeks earlier.”

Ultimately not a huge deal in the offseason, but still sort of odd.

Janssen went under the knife on November 16 and the surgery is being described as minor, so he’s expected to be ready for spring training. Janssen stepped into Toronto’s closer role with 31 saves and a 2.54 ERA, although he did struggle somewhat in September.

  1. papalurchdxb - Nov 27, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    are you paraphrasing the release or did it really not include that ‘the surgery was a success’?

  2. jaysjunkie - Nov 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Hey, why not? Most of the rest of the staff has undergone the knife this year.

  3. cur68 - Nov 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Christ. They even need offseason secret surgery now, too. I blame Farrell.

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