Boy oh boy, the Blue Jays really had a dump taken on them today.
George Springer is dealing with an oblique strain and the team hopes that it’s minor AND Robbie Ray will miss his next Grapefruit start after *checks notes* he slipped and fell while carrying his child down the stairs. OK!
The worst news of all, though, is that Kirby Yates’ elbow injury, which we learned about yesterday, is actually worse than originally anticipated. Yates will “most likely” require Tommy John Surgery, which means he’s probably done for the 2021 season.
Uh, in better news, both Nate Pearson and Thomas Hatch are recovering “exceptionally well” and the Blue Jays are confident that neither will miss significant time. Thank goodness there’s some positive news mixed in there, because yikes.
Anyways, the big news here is the fact that the Blue Jays now don’t have a bonafide closer this season and that Ross Atkins said that the team has an interest in adding to their pitching staff, either starters or relievers, and that they might be in the mix to make a big splash sooner rather than later…
Now, #BlueJays have interest in adding to their pitching …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation