Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

Blue Jays place LHP Happ on 10-day DL with sore elbow

Second baseman Devon Travis of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after striking out during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards Jays' Happ has elbow inflammation
Nellie Chapman | 21 April, 2017, 03:27

That is what looks to be happening to the Toronto Blue Jays with a 2-10 start.

Starting on Friday, the Blue Jays are scheduled to face Mike Trout and the Angels in Los Angeles for the weekend, and are short two starters due to Happ's elbow inflammation and Sanchez's blister problems.

The club expects Sanchez to resume throwing in the next couple of days; manager John Gibbons is optimistic he could be back in the rotation as soon as Toronto's series against the St. Louis Cardinals next week.

The Blue Jays' slump dropped them further in the Bleacher Report power rankings. The other options for those vacancies include Mat Latos and T.J. House.

The Blue Jays, clearly, will hope the need for Latos and Lawrence to be brief.

In two starts this season, Sanchez is 0-1 with a 4.38 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.216 over 12.1 innings pitched. This could be a great chance for the Blue Jays front office to gauge Latos' value to the organization and decide if he is worth keeping on the Major League Baseball roster. The Blue Jays don't believe the injury will keep the 34-year-old sidelined too long, though he'll be forced to miss his next start.

It sounds like the injury-riddled Jays have dodged a bullet with this injury, as it remains to be seen if Happ will even land on the disabled list.

Lawrence, also 29, logged a 4.17 ERA with 6.0 K/9 against 2.1 BB/9 in 162 innings between Double-A and Triple-A last season.