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Blue Jays place Brandon Morrow on disabled list, remove Ricky Romero from 40-man roster

Jun 1, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

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It’s one step forward, one step back for the Blue Jays.

While Josh Johnson is expected to return on Tuesday, the Blue Jays just announced that Brandon Morrow has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.

Morrow left Tuesday’s start against the Braves after two innings with the injury. The Blue Jays were initially hoping that he would be able to bounce back to pitch tomorrow against the Padres, but it turns out that he’ll need some more time to recover.

Morrow is off to a disappointing start this season, posting a 5.63 ERA and 42/18 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings over 10 starts. Toronto’s starters rank 28th in the majors with a 5.50 ERA. Only the Astros and Twins have been worse.

With Morrow out, the Blue Jays have brought back Ramon Ortiz to replace him on the active roster. In doing so, they removed left-hander Ricky Romero from the 40-man roster and outrighted him to Triple-A Buffalo. This means that he passed through waivers unclaimed. Of course, that shouldn’t be a big surprise at this point, as he has a brutal 13.85 ERA and 3/20 K/BB ratio through four starts in Triple-A and is still owed around $19 million. But it’s the latest indication about how far he’s fallen.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    It never rains but it pours. Or something to that effect.

    In other news, I fully expect to see the mouse post something in this thread.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      all i know is teams that are as bad as the jays shouldnt have any articles written about them. NOBODY CARES!!! “Yawn”

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Right on cue. Mouse droppings.

      • jason9696 - Jun 1, 2013 at 2:56 PM

        You must be a lot of fun at parties dirtyharry1971.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:56 PM

        actually im a blast at parties which is why i get invited to so many

    • cur68 - Jun 1, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      I love how Ole ‘Harry is all “no one cares”. He cares more than the rest of us combined! It’s like he’s been trained like a circus chimp, PC. Beavz News posted, you comment, dirtyharry shows up on cue to fling his poo around. Bet he gets paid in peanuts, too.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        Beeee Morrow! B Morrow! I love ya, B Morrow. You’re only 15 days awaaaaaaay…

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        The mouse poo sticks to the mouse.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM

        Personally i think you look up to me like an idol and i can understand that

  2. drone501 - Jun 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    i thought he was playing hockey tonite.

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