Apr 11, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Sergio Santos (21) celebrates after defeating the Boston Red Sox at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
In the latest injury/re-injury/misdiagnosis on the Jays front power armed reliever Sergio Santos will be undergoing elbow surgery to clean up some bone spurs. The recovery time is expected to be around six weeks according to a Tweet from Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.
And in other awesome pitching staff news, Brandon Morrow who was scratched from his start on Saturday and was expected to pitch tomorrow will be scratched again and not start until the weekend against the Yankees.
John Lott had more info about Morrow missing the start tomorrow on Twitter:
While I hate to be crying conspiracy at the latest injury woes out of Blue Jays land it certainly is beginning to get frustrating. bviously as a Jay’s fans we view this situation through a lense that is intensely focused on the Jays. And even though Andrew Stoeten debunked the whole “lying about injuries” theory, with a look at our pin striped rivals injury history over at DJF, there are still times when I feel like Conrad Murray could do a better job as a team doctor than the people who are currently employed.
Hopefully these injuries aren’t significant enough to derail the Blue Jays valiant charge towards fourth place, but in reality there poor performance in April will be more to blame than any injuries if they fall out of contention prematurely.