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Blue Jays place Sergio Santos and his 9.00 ERA on the disabled list

May 12, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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Sergio Santos has a 9.00 ERA this season and pitched his way out of the closer mix when Toronto needed a fill-in for the injured Casey Janssen, so it’s no big shock that he’s now headed to the disabled list with right forearm soreness.

Santos has struck out 20 of the 58 batters he’s faced this season and his average fastball has clocked in at 94.0 miles per hour, but he’s also handed out 11 walks in 12 innings while allowing opponents to post a .574 slugging percentage.

He has a history of arm problems, but Santos was dominant down the stretch last season after returning from an elbow injury. There’s no stated timetable yet for his return this time around and the Blue Jays just got Janssen back from the DL over the weekend.

Incidentally, here are Santos’ seasonal ERAs since 2011: 3.55, 9.00, 1.75, 9.00. That’s a certain kind of consistency, I guess.

  1. chiadam - May 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    I hope his ERA feels better soon.

    • jwbiii - May 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM

      Yes, an MRI has shown it’s swollen and inflamed. Or at least the swelling has inflamed Jays fans.

      • proudlycanadian - May 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

        Some of us have made inflammatory comments about Santos.

  2. jtreddog - May 12, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    I am sick of these soft made of glass baseball players…just watching the Jays tonight and they have pulled Rasmussen because he has an “owie” on his hamstring…I guess I should understand all the injuries because of the heavy contact/collisions involved?!? Starting to remind if the Kelly Gruber 60 day DL for a hangnail…they call themselves athletes…BRUTAL!!!

  3. jtreddog - May 12, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    Rasmus…darn spellcheck!

  4. drewzducks - May 12, 2014 at 11:40 PM

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