Clayton Richard has been placed on the injured list, according to multiple reports. Edwin Jackson is to replace him on the major-league roster.
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Richard, 35, has pitched to an ERA of 5.96 in 45.1 innings for the Blue Jays thus far. In 10 starts, he owns a record of 1-5 to go along with 22 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.566.
Jackson, also 35, has been less-than-stellar in his seven appearances for the Blue Jays this season, posting a ghastly 12.43 ERA and a 9.68 FIP in 25.1 innings. In addition, he has issued 12 walks and has hit two batters, resulting in a WHIP of 2.289.
Though neither pitcher has been overly impressive in their respective outings, losing a pitcher is perhaps the last thing that this Blue Jays team needs at this point in the summer.
While the extent of Richard’s injury is not yet known, he is, per many reports, likely to be placed on the 10-day IL and be re-evaluated at some point in the next week or two. More to come.