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Toronto Blue Jays Roster Report 2009-05-08


Toronto Blue Jays Roster Report 2009-05-08
--LHP B.J. Ryan (left trapezius tightness) has been assigned to Class A Dunedin on a rehabilitation assignment. Ryan made six appearances for the Blue Jays (two saves and an 11.12 ERA) before going on the disabled list.

--2B Aaron Hill only hit two home runs all last season, but he had home runs in each of the two games at Anaheim this week and has eight this season (tops on the Blue Jays). He leads the majors with 50 hits and leads all No. 2 hitters with 28 RBIs.

--OF Alex Rios went hitless in four at-bats Thursday. That snapped a nine-game hitting streak. However, he is batting only .289 (13-for-45) during his past 10 games.

MEDICAL WATCH:

RHP Casey Janssen (right labrum surgery in March 2008) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He missed all of last season. He began a rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin on April 27, and he could be back with the Blue Jays in mid-May.

LHP Ricky Romero (strained right oblique muscle) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 20. He threw a bullpen session May 2 and was getting closer to beginning a rehab assignment.

LHP B.J. Ryan (left trapezius tightness) went on the 15-day disabled list April 23. He began a rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin on May 7.

C Michael Barrett (torn right shoulder muscle) went on the 15-day disabled list April 18.

RHP Jesse Litsch (strained right forearm) went on the 15-day disabled list April 14. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Litsch experienced discomfort while throwing on April 25.

RHP Dustin McGowan (right shoulder surgery in July 2008) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. Initially, he was expected to be able to contribute by mid-June 2009 at the latest, but it appears that a late-July date is a best-case scenario.

RHP Shawn Marcum (Tommy John elbow surgery in September 2008) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. Initially, the Blue Jays didn't expect him back until 2010, but more recently he was expected to return by August.

ROTATION:

RHP Roy Halladay

RHP Robert Ray

RHP Scott Richmond

LHP Brian Tallet

LHP Brett Cecil

BULLPEN:

LHP Scott Downs (closer)

RHP Brandon League

LHP Jesse Carlson

LHP Bill Murphy

RHP Jason Frasor

RHP Shawn Camp

RHP Brian Wolfe

CATCHERS:

Rod Barajas

Raul Chavez

INFIELDERS:

1B Lyle Overbay

2B Aaron Hill

SS Marco Scutaro

3B Scott Rolen

INF John McDonald

INF/OF Kevin Millar

INF/OF Jose Bautista

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Travis Snider

CF Vernon Wells

RF Alex Rios

DH Adam Lind


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 8, 2009

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