A look at some of the news and notes surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays after an eventful day yesterday involving Roberto Osuna and James Paxton.
The Blue Jays were handed a bombshell they were not anticipating yesterday when closer Roberto Osuna was arrested and charged with domestic assault on his girlfriend. Details are scarce and we at Jays Journal are not in the business of spewing gossip like Dean Blundell without knowing the facts.
The Jays have not tipped their hand on who will take over for Osuna closing games in the interim. You would have to figure that John Axford and Seung-hwan Oh have the inside track seeing their body of work thus far in the season.
Pearson Injured In Dunedin
Top pitching prospect Nate Pearson was injured in his season debut in Dunedin when a line drive hit his pitching arm fracturing his ulna bone. Pearson is expected to miss at least six weeks before he is re-evaluated. The young hurler was making his season debut after rehabbing a nagging oblique injury all spring.
Pearson released this statement vis social media:
Diaz To The DL
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Aledmys Diaz was officially placed on the DL yesterday with a sprained ankle, the initial timeline is three to four weeks however the shortstop is currently in a walking boot. The Blue Jays promoted Richard Urena to fill the roster void.
Canadian No-Hits Blue Jays On Home Soil
Well, if the Jays had to be no-hit at least it was a Canuck on the bump doing it to them. James Paxton became only the second Canadian pitcher to toss a no-no putting his name in the record books with Dick Fowler.
The Toronto native no-hit the St. Louis Browns in 1945 while a member of the Philadelphia Athletics. Fowler had just returned from the Canadian Army when he tossed the no-no.
Stroman Struggles Continue
The Marcus Stroman struggles are becoming increasingly troublesome as the hurler surrendered five earned runs last night versus the Mariners. Stroman now 0-5 and sports a bloated 7.71 earned run average.